From Rules to Liberation

From Rules to Liberation

So you come to the end of the week and your heart sinks into your empty tank of energy as you anticipate spending time with your nearest and dearest; you just want to collapse in a heap and hide from the world. You simply have nothing left to give. But you’re...
Advent Reflection – Waiting

Advent Reflection – Waiting

Advent is a time of waiting, but in reality we know the story, we know there is a baby born, we know the Saviour comes and we know how it ends. So we wait with complete understanding and knowledge. But what about waiting when we don’t know the answer, when we don’t...
Whitley Update – April

Whitley Update – April

 Our team in Whitley shares with us about all the work they’ve been doing this year. Enjoy reading 🙂   Whitley Update John Madejski Academy We are continuing at the school two mornings a week running a mentoring program, doing some 1 to 1 pastoral care, as...
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...
Whitley Update November/December

Whitley Update November/December

We hope you enjoy reading the final update of 2021 from the team in Whitley. And we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Christmas Afternoon Tea We had a lovely afternoon tea with a few of our volunteers and movement members. There was paper chain making,...
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...
Whitley Team Update

Whitley Team Update

Our team shares about the last few months in Whitley.     Whitley Update John Madjeski Academy Mentoring and Student Pastoral Care At the start of the school year we were welcomed back into the 6th form of JMA. This year we are helping to facilitate the mentoring...
Whitley update for July 2021

Whitley update for July 2021

It’s summertime! Our team in Whitley shares with us about the exiting things that have happened in the past month. Enjoy reading 🙂   Whitley Update Today is our last day in the office, a day for tidying up and tying up loose ends as we prepare for a long...
Whitley update for June 2021

Whitley update for June 2021

  This June, our team in Whitley shares with us about what they were up to in the past month. Enjoy reading 🙂   Whitley Update Community Dinner The last Friday of the month is community dinner night. For the last 16 months we have been meeting over zoom for an...