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Who are we?
Unlock is a Christian charity that was founded in 1972. It exists to help urban churches of any denomination to respond to the challenges in their areas. We are especially concerned with Bible engagement
with 'traditional tabloid' ('non-book', 'oral learners', or 'text-shy') cultures.
What do we do?
As well as deploying our team of Unlock Local Partnership workers to enable local Christians reach and engage their communities, we publish a variety of group
Bible study packs, and provide training. 'Unlock more than you
think' and 'Unlock DIY' will give you more ideas about using Unlock’s methods.
You will find them on the
What don’t we do?
We don’t offer pre-packaged answers. Each group has to
work creatively within its own unique situation, and we offer to assist in that process.
What we do will depend on the need being felt. We’ll try to find someone from
our team of workers to help you!
Unlock Stories -
Mary's Moments (the story of a journey from relationship to
The Heart of the Estate 2018 >>
Unlock short stories >>
An Unlock worker remembers >>
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If Unlock is the answer, what is the question? >>
Unlock Mission Statement & Learning cycle >>
Unlock Foundation Principles >>
Some principles to follow and assumtions to avoid >>
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|Unlock, by various names, has been around since 1972, trying to help (mainly) urban Christians to understand and share their faith appropriately. Our life experience matters; our stories; our joys and sorrows. The Bible has plenty to say - more than we'll ever know - about our lives if we know how to read it and apply it... if we know how to UNLOCK it!
Evangelism is social action because it is changed people that change the world - John Stott.
A story from Unlock Liverpool:-
God Thinks I'm Alright:
After preparing the veg together and
putting the soup on to simmer, I asked, 'Have you ever made something that you
are proud of?' Given the nature of the group, the responses were quite amazing,
including re-upholstering a 3 piece suite and carving book ends that are still
used some 20 years on. 'How did you feel?' was the next question, to which
someone responded 'Kinda too big on the inside, like there wasn't enough room
for how pleased I was and I might burst.' We shared a few more experiences
and then went through a pictorial account of the creation story. Finishing
by saying that when God made all those things and when he made each of us, He
thought it was good, He probably had the same feelings you did when you were
pleased with what you made'... there was a moments silence, one of those holy
feeling pauses, then, reverently, 'That's boss, that is. God thinks I'm