Skills for mentoring others

Skills for mentoring others

Mentoring is written into the fabric of our lives, it turns up everywhere! But we may be more familiar with some of its other names like parenting and role modeling It can be done by individuals or by groups – we all know about peer pressure, don’t we! In...
Developing Strategy for Holistic Christian Mission.

Developing Strategy for Holistic Christian Mission.

This week I came across a few verses in Isaiah that I don’t remember reading before. Look, a righteous king is coming!      And honest princes will rule under him.  Each one will be like a shelter from the wind     and a refuge from the storm, like streams of...

Shaping Culture : SYC Coaching.

In my twenties I was part of a ‘youth church’, sounds fancy, but all it meant was that the church was made up predominantly of people in their teens and early twenties. One moment stands out in my memory. I was in the hall, surrounded by young people standing in...
‘Love Your Street’ Campaign

‘Love Your Street’ Campaign

Whitley is a multicultural place, and this brings a different essence to the community; however, it also presents unique challenges. Living in a multicultural place is more than enjoying different kinds of food, celebrations, fashion; it is about people demonstrating...
The Story Mission of Wheatley

The Story Mission of Wheatley

In the spring of 2003, shortly after their arrival in the UK, Marty and Jenny Woods visited a home group in village of Wheatley, South Oxfordshire where they were staying. As they shared about why they had moved to the UK and what they may be able to offer in the...
The Story of Mission in Whitley

The Story of Mission in Whitley

In 2018 Whitley farewelled Vernon and Jenny Orr after 17 years of ministry in our community, South Reading. Vernon was lead vicar of the local Anglican churches. Soon after he arrived in Whitley, he connected with Marty and Jenny Woods of Fusion International who had...
Shifting Culture in your Streets

Shifting Culture in your Streets

Over the last few months we have reflected on how it’s possible to shift culture in a range of different settings. This month we want to take a look at shifting culture in our own street. Shifting Culture Anything that can introduce the values of healthy relationship...
Breaking Through

Breaking Through

It’s hard to see culture when it’s the air we breathe, the water we swim in. For many young people, the so-called ‘digital natives’, their home culture is that of the internet – which both reflects and shapes the offline world. But she’s about to discover that...