PHASE 2 TRANSFORMING MISSION
The locations chosen for Phase 2 of Transforming Mission all have large populations, both within the towns themselves, but also in the surrounding parishes. There will be a sustained drive to share the learnings and experiences so that the surrounding areas will also benefit. These towns will all be home to substantial new housing developments in the next five years. Each of the towns has significant levels of deprivation and is home to significant populations of children, young families and, in all but one case, students.
We have been applying what we have learned in other comparable places, and to growing pioneering and prayerful leaders to minister in these and other contexts.
The strategy following the phase 2 funding is to create ‘resourcing churches’ in each of these new urban hubs. Each of them will deliver a mix of new projects aimed at revitalising existing church communities, a large number of both religious and social outreach projects.
In Liskeard, the project will be centred in the vibrant St Martin’s Church. The plan there is to develop a Christians Against Poverty centre; to reach out to young families by increasing its involvement with schools and parenting courses; set up a new youth-oriented worshipping community, and establish a local network of parish youth groups. The church will also develop partnerships with rural parishes in south east Cornwall to enable them to grow – and facilitating at least one new church plant within existing parishes that want to innovate and grow, but which currently lack the resources to achieve that.
TRANSFORMING MISSION LISKEARD:
- Revd Steve Morgan, Rector St Martins Liskeard
- Nikki Carter, Operations Manager
- Grace Kanungha, Pioneer Leader
- Niall Dunne, Worship Leader
- Liam Hathway, Youth Worker
- Sandra Mitchell, Families and Children’s Worker