Starting out can be the most daunting part of any project.
We can help you get underway on your journey to becoming a more environmentally sustainable church.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
Include a wide range of people and ideally those with responsibilities for the building and for worship.
Use timescales. And choose specific people to lead on particular actions.
- Review successes and failures
- Celebrate achievements
Faith communities are places where those small groups of thoughtful and committed citizens are found. We are not perfect. We are not uniform. But we are communities of hope whose values lead us to work for change …to bring about a more sustainable world.Steven Croft, Bishop of Oxford
Engaging your community
Be welcoming, active, and tolerant. And have fun.
You will attract people to your church and give them a positive reason to get involved.
Explain your work using a good:
The process of putting together public materials is useful in helping you decide your main messages.
Especially for publicising events.
Have an emailing list for your congregation and for others who may also be interested.
Have conversations with friends, neighbours and work colleagues.
Encourage them to display and take ownership of your message (e.g. posters in their shop windows, badges, t-shirts, stickers, etc.)
Always try to think of new, eye-catching ways of reaching people (e.g. banners, games, competitions, songs, etc.)
Show topical films at special events (e.g. screen Before the Floor on Earth Day)
Use a short film at the start of a service, meeting or event to get people engaged.