How your support has made a difference
Snapshots from our Impact Report for 2017-18
Transforming individuals, churches and schools
Our purpose at BRF is to help people understand what it means to follow Jesus and to help those who choose to do so. Working with individuals, churches and schools, we’re seeing lives and communities transformed through the Christian faith. In 2018–19 we’re building on some distinct successes of the previous financial year – which you can read about in our latest Impact Report.
Nurturing faith in children and families
BRF’s newest programme, Parenting for Faith, launched with a range of practical resources, including the Parenting for Faith course. These help parents nurture their children’s faith, enabling them to develop their own personal relationship with God. They also provide churches with ways to support Christian parents in their communities.
Messy Church - making thousands of disciples worldwide
The Gift of Years - spiritual care for older people
The Gift of Years programme continued to grow from a tiny seed to a thriving network of people passionate about the pastoral care of older people. Twenty-two new Anna Chaplains were trained, the Anna Chaplaincy Handbook was launched and a number of local church initiatives committed in a significant way to establishing the ministry in their area.
Sharing skills to grow effective ministries
Our programme teams and other BRF staff trained over 3,500 people in a range of different contexts. Training included the first Certificate in Bible Engagement, led by BRF Commissioning Editor Mike Parsons, and the development of a Certificate in Ministry Among Older People, led by Debbie Thrower – both delivered through our partnership with Cliff College.
Adventures in Christian discipleship for churches
We launched Holy Habits, a new discipleship resource for churches. Churches that have started on this journey, which embraces all aspects of church life, tell us how much it’s revitalising their congregations.
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