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All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects

Muddy Church Research at St Andrew’s, Rugby

By All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission

You’ve heard of Messy Church, but what about Muddy Church?  Trust funding has enabled the second phase development and trialling of a new outdoor approach to church for children and families. In September 2018 Wendy Coleman (Children and Families Minister)…

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Creating an Eco-Theological Educators’ Network

By All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission

In early 2020 the John Ray Initiative, an educational charity bringing together scientific and theological understandings of the environment, secured funding from St Peter’s Saltley Trust for a WM-based consultation around the devleopment of a network of eco-theological educators in…

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Christians in Practice

By All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Developing Christian Discipleship, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation

Christians in Practice explores how community activity and Christian learning feed each other.  Based on interviews and surveys with 30 Anglican churches in the Dioceses of Birmingham and Lichfield, the project sought to help congregations Understand better what drives the practical…

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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 Discipleship1,215 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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Leadership in Multi-Church Ministry in Rural Areas

By All Christian Learning and Discipleship Projects, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Research & Evaluation255 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 Mission1,129 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 & Evaluation1,122 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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