The Centre for the Study of Christianity & Culture, York, and the National Churches Trust are asking for input on a proposed new resource portal. They would like feedback from a representative of each church.
The aim of the Resource Portal is to help churches of all sizes to assess their current needs and opportunities and plan for the future. The Portal will offer free quick and easy access to the support, guidance, practical help, and creative ideas churches need, including the excellent resources which already exist. It will be easy to navigate and will be kept up to date.
This project has been shaped by the impact of Covid-19 and other challenges, requests from churches, and consultation with denominations and partners across the country, including the National Churches Trust. It is coordinated by the Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at York.
There are 11 questions (a mixture of tick boxes and free text) which shouldn’t take longer than about 10 minutes to complete.
A New National Resource Portal for Churches Survey
Some of the proposed ideas are
- A series of ‘pathways’ (including video introductions) which will explore key questions or issues churches may be facing, helping them review where they are now and plan for the future.
- Tools: including a Church ‘Health Check’ on mission and ministry; an updated ‘Crossing the Threshold’ toolkit; and other resources covering ‘Small Steps; Big Difference’; ‘Money Matters’; ‘How to Plan and Manage Projects’; ‘Using green spaces’; ‘Working with Volunteers’; ‘Using the Internet and Social Media’; ‘Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, Zero-Carbon Guidance Targets’
- Training opportunities with a wide range of delivery options
- Case studies covering relevant experience and initiatives across a variety of contexts
- Quick and easy creative ideas from other churches