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The West Midlands Churches’ Further Education Council

By | All Faith and Further Education Projects, RE and Spiritual development in Schools and Colleges, Supporting Further Education Chaplaincy | 209 Comments

West Midlands Churches’ Further Education Council supports colleges in their provision for students’ faith and spiritual/moral development, and supports the churches’ engagement with the FE sector. Started with Saltley Trust help in 1987, it undertakes a variety of project work….

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This Is Our Story – The Green Blade Theatre Project

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Christian Faith and the Arts, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship | 1,215 Comments

How can creative theatre techniques be used to grow confidence in congregations and extend relationships between churches and their local communities?  ‘This is our Story’, developed by Revd Eva McIntyre and Green Blade Theatre, aimed to explore further.  Over three…

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Faith School Linking Project

By | All School Religious Education Projects, Interfaith Understanding, RE and Spiritual development in Schools and Colleges | 98 Comments

3FF (Three Faiths Forum) are currently recruiting Birmingham Primary Schools to participate in their two-year Trust-funded ‘faith school linking’ project. Could your school take part? 3FF’s ‘Faith School Linking’ project brings together students from different cultural and faith backgrounds who…

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Leadership in Multi-Church Ministry in Rural Areas

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 255 Comments

‘Effective multi-church ministry is the greatest challenge facing rural churches’ – so argues the Arthur Rank Centre, the rural church resource centre based in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire. This Trust-funded project aims to research and compare models of leadership and identify training…

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The Christian Coach Toolbox

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission | 1,129 Comments

Kingscompass Coaching, based in Henley-in-Arden, has been developing a model of ‘Christ-centred coaching’, the centrepiece of a ‘Christian Coach Toolbox’ course begun in 2014. Trust funding supported resource development and exploration of the interface between spiritual direction and faith-centred coaching….

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Evaluating the ‘Enabling Church’ conference of 2014

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship, Research & Evaluation | 1,122 Comments

Every church should become an ‘enabling’ church, including/involving those with deafness, disability and dementia, their families and carers. So advocated the 2014 ‘Enabling Church’ conference organised by Lichfield Diocese and Churches for All. Trust funding helped evaluate the conference’s impact….

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Birmingham Mission Apprentice Scheme

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation | 24 Comments

The Mission Apprentice Scheme is an innovative project of the Church of England Birmingham, developing lay leaders in highly urbanised areas and exploring/building upon the experience of growing churches there. The Trust supported the learning and evaluation programme. Revd Rhiannon…

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Restore Birmingham – Film and website development

By | All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship | 1,151 Comments

Restore Birmingham is an ecumenical initiative welcoming, assisting and integrating refugees and those seeking sanctuary from persecution. With Trust funding, Restore commissioned a film about their work to assist in training events in local churches, and also a redeveloped website….

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