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Background


Information and Resources

 

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Background


Information and Resources

 

The Transforming Wigan Movement has all sorts of documents and resources that help to define the mission and the various objectives and plans.  You may be interested in some or all of these.

The Background

Transforming Wigan was one of the first Strategic Development initiatives funded by the Church of England in the Diocese of Liverpool.  The overall objective is to turn around the mission and financial strength of the church through re-envisioning and resourcing a renewed strategy for growth.  Revd Tim Montgomery was appointed in 2015 to be the Director of Mission for this initiative.


The first Strategic Development Initiatives of the Church Commissioners:

http://bit.ly/2mvNfNk


Listen to one of the Church Commissioners talking about the Transforming Wigan initiative just before it was launched: http://bit.ly/2lGz0WU


Read the summary of the Transforming Wigan project:
TW Project Executive Summary.

And an even simple summary here: 
TW simple summary


This document explains why we are using new 'butterfly language' in the journey of transformation:
TW Butterfly Language for a Transformed Church


Read more about Tim Montgomery: 
Tim Montgomery bio


Read Tim’s document on leading change which formed part of his first presentation to the clergy in Wigan: 
TW Leading Change

 


Transforming Wigan was one of the first Strategic Development initiatives funded by the Church of England in the Diocese of Liverpool
 

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Ongoing


See our ongoing resources
to help with ongoing events

 

Ongoing


See our ongoing resources
to help with ongoing events

 

Ongoing Resources

As we step on with the Transforming Wigan movement we will post various documents here that are helping to define and explain the journey.  Please go to our Facebook page @TransformingWigan to keep up with the conversations on the ground.

Read about the language we are now using to redefine the work of the disciples of Jesus together as one Church in Wigan.  Please note that the use of the word ‘Hub’ fits the same strategy being rolled out by Wigan Council.  We are doing joined-up thinking in terms of the transformation agenda for Wigan! TW Butterfly Language for a transformed Church

Local Parish Churches, the Deanery of Wigan and the whole Diocese of Liverpool are now grappling with the transformation agenda.  Here are a few of the presentations and documents that reveal the challenges of this journey.

TW Overview for PCCs 2016

TW Diocesan Synod presentation 2016

TW Strategic Focus in 2017

At the end of 2016 this edition of ‘Stepping On’ summarized the progress of the first 18 months of the movement: http://bit.ly/2mo0dxg


Please go to our Facebook page @TransformingWigan to keep up with the conversations on the ground.
 

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Links


See our list of helpful websites
that we work with or support

 

Links


See our list of helpful websites
that we work with or support

 

Links

Transforming Wigan is grateful to all sorts of influencers and partners in the UK and abroad.  Here are just a few links to websites and resources connected with the movement.

 

http://www.emmausleadership.org.uk

Emmaus Leadership is a key player in coaching and supporting the leaders of the change in Wigan.  We have Ian Woods as our main Companion but are benefitting from input from several others and especially from the Project Director, Robert Funning, who offers regular reviews and supervision to us.

http://www.liverpool.anglican.org

Liverpool Diocese, under the leadership of The Rt Revd Paul Bayes, has a significant growth agenda and a strategy to create a ‘bigger church for a bigger difference’ with more people following Jesus.  The Transforming Wigan movement plays a key role in this.

https://paismovement.com

The Pais movement is partnering with us providing apprentices each year to help make and grow young disciples in our schools and colleges.  The ‘Talmidim’ discipleship scheme is being developed here and beginning to underpin the mentorship principle of the new network Youth Hub.

http://www.licc.org.uk

Andrew Belfield of LICC is partnering with us to help us develop further the principle of making and growing disciples of Jesus wherever we are every day with the people amongst whom we live, work, study and play.

http://www.hilltop.media

Dave Hill is partnering with us to develop ways of helping schools form new Worship Communities.  Dave’s resource, ‘Heartsmart, helps the whole school community to grow healthy self awareness and character.

 


Emmaus Leadership is a key player in coaching and supporting the leaders of the change in Wigan.
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Mission Office, Wigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan,
WN3 5BA
Email us
Tim.Montgomery@Liverpool.Anglican.org
Phone us
01942705260  

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