Local Mission Resources

As you witness the wonderful projects our Connected Church partners are running to address poverty in their communities overseas, we want to support you in doing the same in your community.

Poverty in the UK is not just physical: there is great poverty of relationships and identity too. Family and community breakdown, isolation, loneliness, depression, addiction, debt and abuse across the UK have left many broken, vulnerable and lacking hope.

As with all of Tearfund’s work, we believe that the answer lies in the hands of local churches that are filled with Christians, passionate about bringing God’s Kingdom to earth.

While our context at home can be dramatically different from communities around the world, our hope is that you can apply some of the principles and techniques we’ve learnt, to see radical change wherever you are.

You can dip in and out of the resources or follow them through in order, in a similar fashion to the way we work overseas.

Resource Sections

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Teach Mission

Resources to help you as you teach the theology of mission in your church

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Finding a facilitator

It's crucial to identify a leader who can guide without taking control

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Where to start

How to create purpose, energy and expectation as you start a project

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Listening to your community

Involving those we're trying to help isn't easy - these things could help

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Taking Action

Tools for choosing and running a great project

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Ensuring Sustainability

Maintaining momentum and making a long-lasting impact

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