A Time To Change Together A Time to Change Together A Time to Change Together (TTCT) sets a vision for a transformed church over the next five years. We are called to reimagine the local church, to secure its future and help it flourish. TTCT is underpinned by the 15 recommendations and commitments of Resourcing Sustainable Church (RSC) that were approved by Synod in May 2021. This page provides support materials for parishes 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 contact us. 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. 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 with appendices. 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] 01522 50 40 50 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.