Unlock also works through volunteers in Partnership with The Queen's Foundation and the Saltley Trust. Through this partnership we have an annual oportity to introduce Ministry students at Queen's to Unlock's accessible and open approach to Bible enagement with oral learners in poor urban communities through an annual Unlock Training event which takes place in Birmingham each December.
Unlock DIY in Birmingham December 2017 >>
Details of the next event will be posted here by the beginning of October each year.
Former Unlock Birmingham Workers
Tim Coleman developed Unlock work in Redditch during 2014
Tim now ministers in Nottinghamshire.
Ruth Childs worked for Unlock Birmingham in 2012/13
Profile of Ruth Childs >>
Ruth developed some Unlock work using contemporary film clips with a local youth group and with a group of adults in Sandwell. See resources below.
The Veronica Sessions >> Youth (16-19) resource.
Popcorn and Nachos >> Adult resource.
Jon (now Joy) Everingham worked for Unlock Birmingham in 2013
Profile of Jon Everingham >>
Joy is now ministering in Kent.
Steve Sowerby was an Unlock worker in Birmingham in 2011/12.
Profile of Steve Sowerby >>
What Now? >>
Steve is now working in Norfolk.
Debbie Marsh was our Discipleship Development worker for Unlock Birmingham in 2010 and 2011. Debbie has been working with a local MIND group using themes brought by the partcipants. Debbie is now moving to begin ordained Ministry in the Methodist Church in Barnsley, taking her Unlock experience with her. Debbie is now a member of the Unlock National Council.
Out of six MIND people who Debbie worked with in 2010/11, five are still actively engaged in church activities. When she first met them the group felt rejected by the church, where they had been told they could no longer hold their meetings.
Profile Debbie Marsh >>
MIND Over Matter >>
Debs is now Ministering in Devon
Unlock Birmingham was launched in July 2009, led by Unlock Discipleship Development workers, Pete and Sam Taylor. Pete and Sam have delivered Unlock Training at Queens College and are working with a small group in Bloomsbury. They are in contact with the Education for Discipleship group in the Regional Training Partnership and with Urban Expression locally and presented Unlock's work at
shared resource day for the Methodist Birmingham & Wolverhampton & Shrewsbury Districts as well as providing Unlock training in the Birmingham area through Unlock DIY. Pete and Sam have been posted to Methodist Distrcts in South Wales in the summer of 2010. We wish them well in their new ministries.
Profile of Pete and Sam >>
Pete and Sam are now ministering in Nottinghamshire.
Unlock DIY training events have been held annually in Birmingham since 2011.