A Time To Change Together A Time to Change Together A Time to Change Together (TTCT) is foundational to the Diocese of Lincoln’s vision for our shared future. As a family of churches we are committed to serving our congregations and communities as together we seek to transform lives in Greater Lincolnshire. We pledge ourselves to collaborative partnerships, relationships of generosity and growth. We are drawing deeply from the wells of God’s love, found in every type and size of faithful community. We know the Church in this Diocese will flourish when the churches flourish and in order to flourish we must work together. Our whole approach is to resource local churches to be the best they can possibly be as they seek to serve the people of their community with the good news of God’s love for them. This page provides support materials for churches on our journey together towards this vision. If you have any questions or require support, please contact the relevant member of the team below. For general enquiries, including requests for printing any of the below resources for your church, please contact: [email protected] Key Documents 1. TTCT Overview Pew Sheet Designed Flyer for your church, noticeboard, magazine etc, giving an overview of TTCT - its principles, rationale and key components. A black and white version of this file is also available here, though if you'd prefer to have the coloured document available and don't have means to print this locally, we can arrange printing and delivery of these key resources to your church. Church Types 1. TTCT Church Types Summary Designed Flyer for your church, giving an overview of why and how Church Types will be used within the diocese, with descriptors of each type. A black and white version of this file is also available here, though if you'd prefer to have the coloured document available and don't have means to print this locally, we can arrange printing and delivery of these key resources to your church. 2. Church Types Workbook for Churches A guide to four optional sessions for churches to follow to help you pray, reflect, and talk together about what God might be calling your church to be and do for the Kingdom and in your locality. These sessions will help develop your initial response as a church to the question: “What type of church do you think you are?” If printing this resource, we recommend you print it as an A5 booklet. 3. Church Types Survey: Reference Copy Please use the above reference of the survey questions to help inform your discussions about Church Types. Following your church's consultation and reflections, please submit your church's response online by 30th September: www.surveymonkey.com/r/churchtypes. 4. Church and Parish Codes for Church Types Survey - Spreadsheet Follow the instructions on the spreadsheet to find your code. If your church does not appear on this list, please use a dummy code of 'ABCDEF' and contact us to let us know. 5. Church and Parish Codes for Church Types Survey - PDF A reference list of the above spreadsheet. Where possible, we suggest you use the more user-friendly spreadsheet instead of this PDF. Church Type webinars 1. Watch September's Church Types support webinar: for those still to submit their church's survey who have questions about the process and considerations. 2. Book to attend an October webinar for your proposed Church Type. Once you have submitted your survey, sign up for the relevant 'next steps' Zoom webinar below. We are running two webinars for each church type in October, with Types 1 & 2 grouped together. A session to support those considering Type 5 will be arranged after a conversation with the relevant churches. We have some ideas to help you, we want to explain and explore what will happen next, and in particular, we want to hear from you what you feel you need to be able to flourish in the type God is calling you to be. This webinar is open to all churchwardens, PCC Secretaries and ministers, lay and ordained, who are leading churches into this Time to Change Together. Choose your session below, then click to register. A Zoom link will then be emailed to you. Types 1 & 2: 14th Oct 7PM OR 11th Oct 11AM Type 3: 11th Oct 7PM OR 14th Oct 11AM Type 4: 12th Oct 7PM OR 13th Oct 11AM Background Information 1. Resourcing Sustainable Church: The Recommendations and Commitments This six-page document which details the 15 Recommendations and 15 Commitments of RSC which became "A Time to Change Together". These cover the following and there are multiple recommendations and commitments for each of these themes: Growth Ministry Parish Share Costs Assets 2. Resourcing Sustainable Church: Summary Document This is a two-page summary of the process and principles underlying the RSC: A Time to Change Together proposals. This document was produced and circulated after Diocesan Synod approved the recommendations. 3. Resourcing Sustainable Church: The Full Report This is the full 71-page document, including appendices, that was approved by Diocesan Synod in May 2021. 4. Synod approves Resourcing Sustainable Church The Bishop of Grimsby, The Rt Revd Dr David Court, spoke to BBC Radio Lincolnshire's William Wright on Sunday 9th May about the decision by Synod approving A Time to Change Together - Resourcing Sustainable church. To listen to this interview please click below. Your browser does not support the audio element. Please click here to download the file Meet the Team General enquiries, including printing requests: [email protected] Director of RSC The Revd Canon Alyson Buxton [email protected] 01522 50 40 82 I am the Team Rector of The Parish of Boston and am on a secondment in the role of Director to lead and facilitate RSC: A Time to Change Together. This project is full of potential for us all as we join God to embrace an intentional future of growth for ourselves and our Diocese. Monitoring & Evaluation Lead Canon Nigel Bacon [email protected] 01522 50 40 50 As the TTCT Implementation Team’s Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Nigel is responsible for measuring and evaluating TTCT’s missional and financial impact with the aim of ensuring we stay on course as a diocese and achieve our collective goals. Re-imagining Church Lead The Revd Richard Crossland [email protected] 07717 767 879 Richard has been seconded half time to lead the work on church types, local church structures and developing collegial ministry partnerships. He did a lot on the RSC project up to its approval and launch. He says, "I’m delighted to have been asked to be part of the team doing the detail and the implementation". Covenant and Generous Living Lead The Revd Simon Dean [email protected] 01522 50 40 50 Simon will provide an inspiring and visionary lead to develop and implement a culture of generosity across the Diocese of Lincoln at parish, deanery and diocesan level. He will offer leadership to develop and implement the Covenant Scheme whilst supporting and developing the work of Covenant Pastors and Generous Living Ambassadors. RSC Manager Nicola Snelling [email protected] 07432 522 411 Nicola will be overseeing the operations management of TTCT. She will be the central liaison point for the implementation team and will support the Director in ensuring the timely delivery of each recommendation, monitoring the timeline and supporting the delivery of agreed actions.