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Local Partnerships
Local Partnerships

We are looking for some NEW places to do some Unlock work

> Unlock Local Partnership Proposal Summary >>

At Unlock we are working to rebuild our local partnership network after the pandemic years. To do this we are looking for new local partners; churches, or local groups; who would like to grow their ability to: -
Unlock real life tories of urban people
Reveal Good News of the down to earth Christ
Realease life changing skills and confidence

We now only have active Unlock work in Rotherham but we really want to do more.

We are looking for churches or groups in UK cities who are willing to work with us to develop new Unlock local partnerships. If you want to know more about this please see below and then contact the Unlock Office.

Why local partnerships?

Unlock appoints Local Discipleship Development Workers to fulfil its vision to work with churches of any denomination to relate the Good News of the Down to Earth Christ to the people around them.

Unlock is especially concerned with communication in a traditional tabloid (non-book, 'text shy', or urban working class) culture — oral learners, or “people who can read but prefer not to”, within the UK’s inner cities and housing estates.

Unlock has a network of local workers who are able to develop local small groups, lead workshops and training events and provide consultancy.

These Local Workers...

- work to enable the development of indigenous leadership and increased confidence about sharing the Good News

- listen to local people and deveop approaches that really meet their needs

- ensure that greater use is made of Unlock’s distinctive approach to learning, and the free materials it has developed over the last four decades, by providing a locally based resource person, offering consultancy, workshops and training events.

- further develop Unlock’s materials and methods, through creative work and from practical experience gained in different urban situations.

- inform Christians in general about what Unlock is and does, and raise support for the work where possible (including financial support).

> Unlock Local Partnership Presentation>>

Next . . .  Unlock Blackpool? Unlock Lowestoft? Unlock Stoke? Unlock Middlesbrough? Unlock where you are?

We are initiating explorations that we hope will lead to Unlock Local Projects in any of the places above. Contact the National Office for details, particularly if you live or work in one of these places, and would like to get involved.

The following documents outline the main principles of the training Unlock provides and the local worker job desciption.

> Ten principles of training used by Unlock >>
> Unlock local development worker job description >>

Support for Unlock local workers

Sometimes the work of an Unlock worker can feel isolated. You may be working far from the National Office and only see other Unlock workers very occasionally. It is important that you feel supported in your work for Unlock and there are a number of ways we try to achieve this.

> Support for Unlock Workers >>

Sketch - Unlocking the door
Sketch - Unlocking the door

> Unlock workers resources can be found here >>
(This is a password protected area for Unlock workers only)

Cameron Carr
Unlock Treeton, Rotherham

Sharon Jenkins
Unlock Cardiff