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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, games, Lent courses and audit materials 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 2018 >>
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 Glasgow:-
title: Tears at School
The schools closures are a big issuesin the Wyndfrod and that was explored at an Unlock event. Over Easter the local churches decided to re-route their annual Walk with the Cross to pass the schools. Both the Church of Scotland Minister and the Catholic Priest said a few words and joined in prayer in front of the schools. Because of this support many of the local community joined the Walk and went together to the Good Friday service afterwards. Some of the parents who were 'sitting in' at the schools were in tears, they were so moved that the churches were acting together to support them.