How has your church responded to the pandemic?
We couldn’t be prouder of our network of churches for the amazing way they’ve shown care to their local communities. Now, as we look ahead to the longer term impacts of coronavirus, we want to support UK churches as they help people rebuild and get back on track.
That’s why we’ve created Kick Start. Kick Start is our response to the needs we know are going to exist in communities like yours.
It’s a series of bitesize video sessions to help people in your community to move forward in life.
What does it cover?
We’re looking at both the practical needs that are emerging from the pandemic, and also the emotional impact. So you’ll find sessions on:
- Searching for jobs
- Living well on a budget
- Healthy habits
- Coping with loss
How does it work?
Since the start of lockdown, we’ve all seen the huge opportunity that online community provides to the Church. People who would never normally connect have tried out a church service for the first time, from the comfort of their own home. Those who can’t go out easily have been able to attend groups to talk and pray together.
Kick Start makes the most of this new chapter in the UK church’s experience. All the sessions are designed to be run online (or face to face, once that's possible again). We provide short videos that you can share to get conversation sparked. Then it’s over to you to chat through the issues and practical tips raised.
You don’t need to use all nine sessions, just pick the ones most relevant to your community right now.
Our hope is that you’ll come away not only having helped people through some tough challenges, but also having built a lasting supportive community.
Can my church run Kick Start?
We’d love for your church to run Kick Start. Even if you’ve never run a CAP service before, you’re welcome to take part in this. We’ve made the whole resource free, so that as many people as possible can access it.
Kick Start will be ready to launch on 20 July. If you’re a church leader, sign up now to have access to all the resources as soon as they go live.
Kick Start is a pint-sized powerhouse – succinct yet potent in its ability to help people find their footing in a mid- and post-pandemic world.