Communication


We have a challenge as we try to connect you with your Connected Church partner.

We want you to be able to build a deep friendship with your partner and we also have a duty to look after them, to make sure that they're not spending too much time in the office answering all our questions rather than being out in their communities doing the life changing work that we are all trying to support them in.

Updates

New Connected Church updates are blogged on the website regularly. You will receive an email when new updates are available, and you can view all the recent updates for your project on your project page. We will also share additional updates or prayer points relating to the partner or wider country issues as and when appropriate.


Contacting your partner

We want to help you connect personally with the project and we are happy to pass on your prayers, words and pictures to encourage them – they will be blessed to know there are people many miles away praying for them.

The best and most reliable way for us to get these messages to their destination is through the wonders of modern technology. If you send your messages and photos to us via email, we will forward them on.

If you would like to send a physical copy of your photo or letter, please first scan it in and email it to us at connected@tearfund.org. We will then give you the address for your partner.

You can read our hints, tips and guidance for writing letters to your Connected Church partner here.

Facebook

We have set up Facebook groups for every Connected Church project. These are a great way for individual members of your church or group to follow your project and also connect with other UK churches. The groups provide a space to share photos and stories from trips, thoughts and prayers for your project, and your own ideas and resources for events and fundraising

Simply log in to the website and you can find a link to the relevant Facebook group from your project page. Once on Facebook, make sure you click 'join group' on the right hand side. You can then invite other people to join the group.

Skype

Where technology and time difference allows, some Connected Church groups have been able to arrange a Skype call with their Connected Church partner - for example, as part of a church service. If you are interested in this, do get in touch and we will see if this might be possible. You may want to make a test call beforehand to check that you will be able to see and hear each other!


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