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All About Unlock
All About Unlock


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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.
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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 discipleship) >>
> Unlock short stories 2018 >>

> An Unlock worker remembers >>

- and explanations

> If Unlock is the answer, what is the question? >>

More information
> Unlock Mission Statement & Learning cycle >>

> Unlock Foundation Principles >>

> Some principles to follow and assumtions to avoid >>

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Sketch - Unlocking the door
Sketch - Unlocking the door
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 the Salvation Army in Halifax:-

title: Experience the Bible

salvation army worker taking with a man sitting on the ground and eating from a box

From Major Paul McNally of the Salvation Army, Halifax (used with permission). 'I've been using your 'Experience The Bible' series with a small group of people who attend our free 'community meal' for people on low incomes. Today has been the 4th week, and I just wanted to let you know how helpful I find the format and the introductory questions. It really is an excellent resource, and I'm very grateful to you for compiling it, and making it available free through the internet. The people who attend do not have a church background, so I spent some time looking for just the right material to use with this new group; 'Experience The Bible' has proved very quickly to be exactly the right material! Praise God and thank you!'

refurbished mill buildings in Halifax, Yorkshire