Ideas for services and events

Services and events are an ideal way to engage your church or group with the project you are supporting, and to raise and maintain support and enthusiasm for your link.

In this section we will show you where to find a host of Tearfund resources to help and inspire you, as well as sharing what other Connected Churches have been up to.

  • Visit the prayer and connecting your wider community pages for further ideas and resources relating to these areas.
  • Your project page is the place to go for latest updates, stories, prayer points, project information, photos, videos and links to the Facebook group for your project.
  • Beyond the information that you receive through Connected Church, what do members of your group know about the country or culture of your partner project? Think of creative ways to give people a flavour of these through food, music, photos, facts, flags etc.
  • On the Tearfund website you can find links to Tearfund-wide resources including logos, images and other helpful resources.
  • Booking a Tearfund speaker is a great way to enthuse people and they’ll even give people an opportunity to respond as individuals to you Connected Church link. Just contact us to get a speaker arranged!.
  • Our Community Fundraising team have a lovely website where you can find tonnes of inspiration and ideas: tearfund.org/fundraise

We always love to hear about what you have been doing to raise support for your Connected Church link - you are a creative bunch!

Stories and ideas

Fundraise Together

Fundraising for your partner can be a great way to get people from your community connected with your church!

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Dressing a Christmas tree in Nepal

9 ways to make your Christmas more Connected

Christmas is a great time to share stories and encouragement from your Connected Church partner with your church.

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Connected Church launch event

Having a launch service or event is a great way to kick start your partnership - find out how one church went all out to make a really engaging day!

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Fundraising: Organising a Big Bake

Tearfund's Big Bake is back! Find out how to raise money for your Connected Church by joining in with Big Bake week.

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Fundraising: The Mean Bean Challenge

Hundreds of people across the UK took the Mean Bean challenge this April. Find out how you and your church can join in, and raise money for your Connected Church at the same time.

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Gobind

Prayer and worship films

Prayer and worship films featuring Tearfund partners that you can use in services and times of reflection.

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Advent calendars and Christmas cards

One Christmas, Daisy Nixon from 3 Counties Church in Haslemere realised that the only advent calendars widely available in the shops were chocolate and came up with a cunning alternative.

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Gifts and talents auction

Using your church member's own gifts and talents, host an auction to raise money for your Connected Church partner.

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Love running

A running initiative led by the church that draws people to Christ and helps people living in poverty - get fit, get friends, change the world!

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Connecting your wider community

How to connect with your local (as well as your global) neighbours through Connected Church.

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