Could you spend a week helping a city centre church as they run an events week to reach out and build bridges in their diverse community?
A Midlands city centre church is seeking to reach out to the diverse community on their doorstep. The church building is situated in the middle of a community of people from a North African background and they have asked AIM to provide a team to help them run a special events week.
Vision and Strategy
The aim of the week is to build on the community work which the church is already involved in, this includes English lessons and helping residents find employment. The church wants to celebrate its involvement in their locality, and further demonstrate care and concern for their surrounding community.
Ministry and type of work
The local community have been resistant to the gospel and are unlikely to respond well to open evangelism. For this reason, the team will seek to witness through action rather than words. However, the team will not seek to hide their identity as Christians, or their reason for being there when people express an interest.
Activities will include a children’s holiday club – games, crafts. A community artwork challenge. A women’s group to run alongside the children’s activities – crafts and practicing English. There will also be sports activities for teenagers in the evenings.
Training will be given during orientation beforehand and at the start of the week.
Qualifications and Experience
Must be at least 18 years old, Christian, and able to provide a reference from your local church. A heart for the lost and a willingness to learn are the key things we are looking for.
Experience or skills in one or more of the following areas would be desirable but not essential:
- Experience working among people from a North African background
- Experience working with children
- Teaching English as a second language
- Sports skills
- Craft skills
Saturday 31st July – Sunday 8th August 2021. For planning purposes, it would helpful to know if you would like to apply by 1st May 2021 at the latest.
The cost is £350 to cover accommodation, food, administration, and a DBS check. Team members will need to arrange their own transport to and from the city. Accommodation is expected to be individual rooms in student halls of residence a short (10 mins) walk from the church. Meals will be provided at the church.
What about Covid-19?
While every effort will be made to ensure the team runs as planned, it will be subject to any Covid restrictions which may be in place in August. This could result in changes to the programme or its cancellation.
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