Transforming Wigan is a Church movement with a vision to enable one-in-ten people in Wigan to be on the journey of following Jesus by 2022. This is a movement of renewed faith and hope rooted in the love of God. It is all about making and growing followers of Jesus who live life to the full in every dimension. We focus on the things of the heart... where life begins.
Across Wigan we have many different communities where we live, work, study or play. In these communities we can grow and nurture faith, hope and life.
The Transforming Wigan movement is changing the static model of Church as 'religious-buildings-holding-religious-services' to the more vibrant model of Church as a collection of many different types and styles of Worship Communities enabling many different types and styles of people to gather and grow together as disciples of Jesus in Wigan.
Traditional and new Worship Communities will be grouped in Hubs to best serve neighbourhoods and networks. Each Hub will have two full-time clergy to lead and oversee the growth of the Worship Communities.
Each Hub will have a few of the current traditional church congregations that will be led through a'refresh' programme to help them to flourish and grow as Worship Communities gathering around their mission purpose rather than simply holding services.
Each Hub will also have a number of 'fresh' mission initiatives growing into new Worship Communities. These are currently growing in all sorts of places: schools, community centres, and junk food cafes to date. Some Hubs are exploring opportunities with certain groups including families, asylum seekers, young people, and carer groups.
THE MANY WORSHIP COMMUNITIES IN SEVERAL HUBS TOGETHER FORM ONE CHURCH WIGAN. TOGETHER WE ARE UNITED AND STRONGER AND BEST ABLE TO GROW AND FLOURISH IN THE FUTURE BY THE GRACE OF GOD AND THE POWER OF HIS SPIRIT.