Transforming Notts Together
‘Tackling poverty together to change lives and communities’
Many churches, community workers and volunteers are already transforming lives, but can feel overwhelmed by the challenges they face. We were set up by the Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham as a Joint Venture and are here to provide support to churches and people who would like to do more in their communities. We believe that the Church can be a place of hope and community for all those who are living in some kind of poverty or isolation. (See CUF’s Web of Poverty)
Wider– How can your church create a safe space where everyone feels welcome? To nurture a diverse community beyond the walls of the church?
TNT can support you to set up a ‘Place of Welcome’: The aim of Places of Welcome is that ‘every neighbourhood will have places where every person has a place where they feel safe to belong, connect and contribute’. Contact us to find out how.
We are available to come and do talks about poverty and the vital role that churches can have in meeting needs locally. We can also connect your church to local projects that are already caring for people in need.
Younger– 17.1% of children in our county are living in poverty. We can support your church to explore offering some meals in the school holidays and give you the opportunity to learn from other projects and churches who have already had a go.
Deeper– We often grow the most in maturity and in our faith when we are out of our comfort zone. Serving others in need can be tough but is an absolute privilege and is what we are called to do as Christians. TNT can help you put that desire to make a difference in your community into action.
We also help facilitate networks of people that run faith-based community projects to share ideas, build relationships and prevent duplication both in Nottingham and Mansfield.
We offer the following free workshops to churches:
GETTING STARTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY: Reflect on your church’s role in the community and make prayerful and informed decisions about its mission. (one session of 2 hours)
KNOW YOUR CHURCH, KNOW YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD: Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of your church and congregation; consider the characteristics of your local community and how these things work together. (6 sessions spread over 6 months)
SIGNPOSTING PLUS: Gives groups the tools to enable others to identify their own needs and provides the information needed to address them (session focuses on specific area, e.g homelessness). (one 2 hour session)
CASH SMART CREDIT SAVVY: A basic budgeting course helping people to grow in confidence in managing their money. Two routes available: community focused or training the trainers. (one 3-4 hour session)
If you would like to find out more, we would love hear from you.
Click here to go to our Transforming Notts Together website or contact our Development Worker:
Mobile: 07734 994 637