WHO CARES? OUTLINE
Who Cares? is an initiative birthed by Rob Tervet out of a Relational Mission church in Attleborough. It is an inter-church initiative asking the community ‘What hurts the most?’ and responding as local churches, bringing the hope of Jesus to the hurts of people, and growing in awareness of how our communities are hurting. The ‘togetherness’ helps raise the profile of the initiative across the region, but each church responds as they see fit - which may well be partnering with other churches!
In simple terms there are three phases to the initiative and the timing we are doing them;
The LISTENING Phase (SEPT - OCT 2019) - getting into the community and asking a simple, anonymous question: ‘What hurts the most?’
This could be ‘high street’ questionnaires, door knocking and/or asking the question in your current ‘spheres of influence’ - e.g. Toddler groups, colleagues, sports clubs, neighbours etc
The RESPONSE PREPARATION Phase ( NOV 2019 JAN 2020) - Gathering the responses and preparing how we will respond and bring the hope of Jesus to the main challenges.
Assess the responses and decide what to address and how
The RESPONDING Phase (JAN - MARCH 2020) - addressing the key challenges.
For example: Sermon series? A Guest speaker in the toddler group who has found peace and hope in Jesus for her ‘Mother Guilt’? Personal Testimonies….
KEY DATES & EVENTS
—> WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH 2019 - VISION EVENING - 7:30pm at Plume Ave Church (directions)
VISION EVENING for all church leaders and Christians interested in engaging in the event.
SPEAKER: Rob Tervet - Founder of Who Cares?
HOSTED by Plume Ave Church
WORSHIP by Redeemer Church Colchester
—> JUNE 2019 - TRAINING CONFERENCE - Details TBC
VISION EVENING for all church leaders and Christian interested in engaging with Who Cares?
—> SEPTEMBER - OCTOBER 2019 - LISTENING PHASE
—> JANUARY 2020 - MARCH 2020 - RESPONDING PHASE
Bringing the hope of Jesus to the main hurts raised