How to use this website
The aim of this site is to provide a gateway to all of the best resources and ideas for urban mission and ministry in the UK in the 21st Century. We have included material and organisations working from a wide range of theological perspectives from the conservative evangelical to the radical and Catholic. As a portal site to a huge range of urban mission material, it will never be complete, and we hope it will be constantly expanding.
Coming to the site for the first time you may find it overwhelming as you attempt to browse around, randomly at first. The top level menu, which appears at the top of every page should help as the four main buttons indicate the major categories of material, and allow you to jump back quickly to the home page, or resources page. At the bottom of each page you will find a green button that enables you to jump back to the top of the page.
The Resources section https://www.urbanmissionuk.net/resources
This the most extensive part of the site with a drop down menu leading to 16 different topic pages. Clicking on the Resources button opens a page where the topics are listed in a grid; click on the black buttons to reach the page you want to look at. Many of the pages use images as the link to external websites, but where there is text click the underlined words for links.
If you are looking for a particular topic or name of a person involved in urban mission use the search box. Simply type in the search term and you will see a listing of all the pages where it appears.
The Blog Page https://www.urbanmissionuk.net/blog
We use this page to highlight events and significant new resource material and publications as they appear. You can receive notification of new posts by email if you subscribe to our mailing list via the box at the top of the blog page. We will not use your email address for any other purpose. You can read our privacy statement via a link which appears in the footer of each page on the site.
Discussion Group https://www.urbanmissionuk.net/groups
The site has a facility for generating discussion about urbanmission issues. Obviously this will only work if a critical mass of people sign up. So please do join us and share your knowledge and questions. In future we may be able to offer some online meetings or webinars if there is sufficient demand
Please feel free to contact us at any time using either the contact form or the email address given. We will try to respond within 2 or 3 days. If appropriate we can arrange a zoom call with one of our team to discuss your query and offer some support. We may be able to put you in touch directly with other experienced urban practitioners.
Please help us develop the site
As a portal site to a huge range of urban mission material, it will never be complete, and we hope it will be constantly expanding. If you know of important organisations, literature or other resources that we have missed please use the contact form to send details to us and we will endeavour to add them as soon as possible.
As we develop the site we would like to recruit a small team of volunteer web editors, who could update material and help us improve the appearance and functionality of the site. If you are interested in helping, involved in urban mission and have some web design or editing skills please get in touch via the contact form at the bottom of the home page
The site relies almost entirely on hyperlinks to websites and other online resources that are curated by third parties. If you spot any broken or non functioning links or have any problems with us flagging up pages you have published, please do get in touch.
We would also love to hear from you with comments and reactions to this site - feedback positive or negative will help us to improve it.