This is the old Transforming Wigan website, please visit ChurchWigan.UK
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.
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.
|Listen to one of the Church Commissioners talking about the Transforming Wigan initiative just before it was launched.|
|Read the summary of the Transforming Wigan project: Transforming Wigan Project Executive Summary.|
|Read the simple summary of the Transforming Wigan project: Transforming Wigan Project Simple Summary.|
|This document explains why we are using new 'butterfly language' in the journey of transformation: Transforming Wigan Butterfly Language for a Transformed Church.|
|Read more about Tim Montgomery: Biography of Tim Montgomery.|
|Read Tim’s document on leading change which formed part of his first presentation to the clergy in Wigan: Transforming Wigan Leading Change.|
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!
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.
|Overview for PCCs 2016.|
|Diocesan Synod presentation 2016.|
|Transforming Wigan 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: Stepping On [Nov 2016].|
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.
|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.|
|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. |
|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 our youth network.|
|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.|
|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.|