Building on the rich spiritual heritage of Reading we actively learn from other towns and cities across the UK, where the church is coming together like never before to be a transformative presence in personal, community and civic life.
Our Christian faith underpins our sense of purpose, and social action is at the heart of our mission. Great things are already happening across non-profit and local government services, so we partner with those who have crucial expertise on the social needs within their communities so that together we can strengthen our common goal of seeing our town flourish.
Over many years we have established strong relationships across churches and many areas of civic life through prayer and action to address some of the key needs in our town – homelessness and poverty in its many forms, loneliness and isolation, vulnerable children and families, sexual exploitation and abuse, safety and wellbeing on our streets and in local communities. Our desire is to see more lives changed for good as we work, pray and partner together with others seeking the common good.
Unity Network Partners
We’re learning from other national and international initiatives to bring faith-driven transformation to neighbourhoods across Reading:
Together, Gather is growing a national network of unity movements from across the UK, based on the belief that when churches and leaders put down their differences and start to form friendships, pray together and undertake mission initiatives for the sake of their local areas, God honours it. Gather’s vision is to share stories of unity from towns and cities across our the UK, to develop models of best practice and to equip, and nurture churches of all denominations and missional organisations working together for the good of their town or city.
Movement Day is an initiative of Movement.org, a not-for-profit ministry focused on training Christian leaders to impact the urban centers in which they live, work and do outreach. Over 1 to 3 days leaders in ministry, the marketplace and nonprofit organisations passionate about cities and the Gospel of Jesus, come together across denominational, ethnic, geographical, and socio-economic lines. In the future, Transform Reading hopes to launch its own expression of Movement Day.