eNewsletter 29th January 2018
Starting as We Mean to Go On! Join with Us in 2019! 

All of us at Transform Work UK would like to wish you a very happy new year!

On the 25th November 2007, Vikki Garner posted the phrase 'Start as you mean to go on', and it went viral. Why? Because it is a principle that describes consistency in manner or behaviour, or to begin doing something in the way that one intends to continue doing it; to set a consistent pattern of behaviour right from the start. 

The Apostle Paul put it this way: Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
 
We pray that this is our experience in 2019 - that from the start, our eyes and all our effort will be focussed on the goal that our Lord Jesus has set for us through the vision and mission of TWUK, knowing of course, that it is possible only by His sufficiency and special grace.
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2019 Annual General Meeting


Our 2019 AGM will be held at the offices of the Christian Medical Fellowship and Lawyers Christian Fellowship, 6 Marshalsea Rd, London, SE1 1HL, from 6.00-8.30pm on Tuesday 26th February. We want this to be a big rousing celebration of all that God has done, and is doing, through TWUK. Will you join us? Book in here.
 
Will you Join Us in the Work?

Last year was a year of expansion, this year will be a year of acceleration!  In 2018, we were able to encourage and support through personal contact 311 of the established Christian Workplace Groups on our database. We also met many CWG leaders at 26 regional workshops we arranged. Some 101 groups were added to our database for the first time.

startup-593343640God is doing wonderful things at the workplace! Read here of how a few Christians working in one council were encouraged to start a prayer group. In 18 months they grew from 2 to 30 people praying for their organisation and its work at their weekly meetings, and had some amazing answers to prayer!

Alongside the Board of Trustees, Ros now works as Operations Director connecting more widely with people to grow the work, and Elizabeth works as Ambassador Team Leader, leading a team of 12 volunteer ambassadors. Last summer we recruited a part-time administrator to assist the ambassador team, though sadly he had to leave us in December. We have a further 5 people working in support roles.

In 2019 we could do so much more!

This year we want to discover, start and encourage even more Christian Workplace Groups. Could we be approaching a total of 1000 by next year? 

EON BedfordThis exciting goal will only come about if we have sufficient paid staff in place. Our volunteers are wonderful, each one of them, but there is only so much you can do when you are working for TWUK around another full-time job.


We want to ask you, our supporters and friends, for help in this area where the majority of our financial costs arise. Both Ros and Elizabeth currently work around 3 days a week for us. I'm sure you will agree they achieve a tremendous amount in that time. But what could they do with more time, and what could we achieve with more paid staff? We would like to recruit a new administrator working 2 days a week as soon as we can. Our current income, however, is such that we will not be able to support this level of staffing through to the end of the year, but we would love to do so much more, maintain and then increase Ros' or Elizabeth's hours and take on new staff to support CWGs and to help us with specialist roles like IT, social media and fundraising. 

Will you join us in the ministry by supporting us financially?  

Gloucs eventCould you set up a monthly standing order to us, maybe for just £5 a month, though more would be welcome? If everyone who receives this newsletter were to give just £5 a month, we would be able to secure Ros, Elizabeth and an administrator working for us to the end of the year, and also add further part-time paid staff that would vastly increase our output - starting new groups, mentoring them as they develop and supporting them as they bring Godly values into the workplaces of the nation. 

At the start of the year we would like to ask you to consider whether you could join us in this vision. Click on any of the buttons below to reach a donate page. Thankyou so much if you are able to help!
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Thankyou so much for joining with us in the work and vision!

Be blessed as you work!

The TWUK Team

 

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