Nurturing our young people
20 March 2019 IN: Schools
The new Children Changing Places project team is excited about the opportunity it has to contribute to mission and ministry in Bolton, at this unique time of energy, vision and partnership. As Church for a Different World, the Manchester Diocesan vision is ‘to be a worshipping, growing and transforming Christian presence at the heart of every community’.Many parishes have a CE school, which is a worshipping community that is transforming young lives.
The project aims to create Christian discipleship pathways for children, young people and their families, from pre-school through to adulthood. Some emphasis will be put on the key transition points in the educational journey, securing connections between home, church and school. We are committed to working alongside clergy, and parishes, in their vital work of reaching out to local children and their families.
We have been encouraged by positive responses from Head teachers, Governors, and local clergy in the three deaneries of Bolton, Deane and Walmsley.
Many schools already run a form of Christian discipleship group, which the Deanery Children and Family Workers are now supporting and developing. School staff and clergy are already discussing with us ideas for new Fresh Expressions of Church, such as after-school café churches.
We value your prayers for the team. Please pray for ministry opportunities and ‘open doors’, as we build relationships and plan discipleship activities.
You can follow the progress of the Children Changing Places team on Twitter @PlacesProject