The first episode of the new podcast is out now! You can listen at https://play.acast.com/s/from-the-margins/1-more-with-less
Each episode asks an estates practitioner to share from their experience of living and working in estate life around a particular question or theme. In this episode Brendan Bassett from Jesus Shaped People and NECN's Sara Barron talk to Rev'd Chris Fallone about his ministry and about how God's faithfulness enables us to do more with less.
UTU has been asked to undertake a mapping and case study exercise of the social action engagement of Anglican churches by the Sheffield Diocese.
Does this sound like an interesting project to you? If so, UTU is seeking a volunteer field-researcher, based in South Yorkshire, who can work from home, or possibly the UTU Office, central Sheffield on Mondays and Tuesdays, and also come into the Sheffield Diocesan Office in Rotherham. The researcher will need experience of social science or similar research, ideally through MA level or equivalent education, and an understanding of how local Christian churches work. Initial induction and then monthly supervision will be provided by UTU, and expenses for travel and phone calls will be paid.
Phase 1 to report in August 2022 is mapping from analysis of the relevant sections of both the Mission Action Plans submitted by local churches to the Diocese, and of their replies to the annual Archdeacons’ Articles of Enquiry.
Phase 2 will start in September ‘22 and is the setting up and undertaking of a limited number of more in-depth evaluative case studies of churches where no social action seems to be happening, and those pieces of work the Sub-Group is most interested in knowing more about.
People interested in undertaking this research should return the form (you may also send a CV to cover sections 1- 3) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9.00am, Monday, 13 June 2022 in the first instance. Interviews will be on Monday, 20 June 2022.
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What is the opportunity where you are?
What is the Holy Spirit Leading us to?
Who are the people we need to be reaching out to?
We're delighted to welcome back New Housing Hub coordinator and Baptist minister Rev'd Ali Boulton to help us unpack these questions. She was called by God to move with her family to a new community twenty years ago and has been engaging with these issues ever since.
We'll also be joined by other new housing practitioners who will be sharing their journey.