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Churches and Community Engagement

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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Eco-Theological Educators’ Network

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

Ministry training in an environmental emergency There is an urgent need to include teaching on environmental issues in ministerial training and formation. This is the conclusion of a recent ecumenical consultation initiated by environmental specialists Martin and Margot Hodson of…

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Chaplaincy in Further Education – 5 New Short Films from WMCFEC!

By All Faith and Further Education Projects, Blog, Churches and Community Engagement, Learning for Ministry and Mission, Spiritual Development in Schools and Colleges, Supporting Further Education Chaplaincy, Video

How might chaplaincy contribute to the lives of students and staff in a Further Education college?  How could you be involved?  Five short films commissioned by West Midlands Churches’ FE Council, and filmed in three local colleges, give you a…

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Anglican Schools as Diverse, Cohesive Communities – Newman University Research

By All School Religious Education Projects, Churches and Community Engagement, Interfaith Understanding, RE and Spiritual development in Schools and Colleges, Spiritual Development in Schools and Colleges

How, in practice, do Church of England schools endeavour to create cohesive communities which respect both their Anglican Christian ethos and the diverse, often multi-faith demographic of their student bodies?  This is being explored in Birmingham in case study research…

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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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