Residents for Worcester House of Mission
If you have a heart for young people and are willing to live in a 'house of sharing', the Tolladine Mission could be for you
The Tolladine Mission project in Worcester has been chosen as one of 10 'pathfinder' projects funded by the Church Commissioners and the Archbishops' Council in order to "develop church growth in deprived areas" in innovative ways which are capable of replication elsewhere.
CMS has partnered with Church Army and the Diocese of Worcester to help establish the Tolladine Mission.
One of the key concepts underpinning the Tolladine Mission is that it should include a group of people living closely together in the mission area, bound together by a common purpose and sharing a simple 'rule of life'.
They are to be points of Christian witness within Tolladine, demonstrating in their lives and by their openness and hospitality the value and challenge of the Christian way of life.
Tolladine Mission is now seeking people to live in the second mission house (having established the first in 2011), which is planned to open for residency in autumn 2012.
Potential mission members should be:
You could be:
- willing to commit to urban mission for at least nine months (mission members are also sought who may give two to five years)
- able to engage with young people – 35 per cent of the people of Tolladine are under 20 years old
- willing to seek at least part-time employment (a subsidised rent is offered in exchange for some of your spare time devoted to the mission)
- seeking to find your vocation, perhaps considering ordination or work in a lay capacity
- men or women of any age over about 20 who are prepared for living in a 'house of sharing'
For more information, please contact Pippa Soundy at CMS: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published: 13:00 27 January 2012 | 1920 viewsLast updated: 27 January 2012 See other stories in these categories: Mission service: urgent opportunities