How can we work together?
Know your church, know your neighbourhood
Know Your Church, Know Your Neighbourhood (KYCKYN) is a facilitated process that was designed to help churches think about themselves in relation to the local communities they seek to work with, and make prayerful and informed decisions about their mission in those communities. We have adapted this process to work for different contexts and timescale.
The church is uniquely placed in the parish to offer something distinctive. We are not simply a service provider, but we are a community of faith, prayer and loving service, seeking to respond to God’s call and presence in the world. Theological reflection enables us to pray, discern what the Spirit is doing, and join in, allowing God to challenge, change and shape who we are.
If your church would like to get involved in the local community in loving service, but don’t know where to start, or want to make sure it is grounded in faith, we can help support you in this exploration of God’s love in your parish. We can also help churches reflect on what they are already doing, asking the question: “where is the Spirit leading us today?”