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Refreshed perspectives from the global church to the UK

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Your church is powerful to bring change.

Restoration of relationships. Unlocked potential. Thriving communities.


When it is given a vision, mobilised and equipped, the church can bring deep, lasting and whole-life, whole-community transformation, empowering people to be released from both spiritual and material poverty.


The Conversation provides a place for the UK church to learn from the global south; to be inspired and challenged into a refreshed way of thinking about the position and power of the church in the community.

Holy Communion at St Etheldredas, Hatfield | Image credit: Aaron Koch, Tearfund

‘The Conversations...are a mutual exchange of the worldwide church which spurs those who take part to consider how our churches can live out our calling to be places of worship that...transform the world around us.’
Bishop Michael of Hertford

We’ve seen time and time again how the church can be a catalyst to help individuals and communities have the mindsets, skills and motivation to lift themselves out of poverty.

Find out how The Conversation has brought the church closer to the community in Hertfordshire:

Could your church transform your community?

We believe that churches have the ability – and mandate – to bring solutions to the problems their own communities face, and we call this work Church and Community Transformation (CCT).

Tearfund partners with churches around the world to help them realise that they are part of God’s plan for hope – called to be salt and light in their communities.

Through the CCT work, local church leaders are trained and equipped to build good relationships between the church and the community; to empower people to realise their God-given potential; and to recognise the resources that are available to them locally which can provide solutions to the challenges they are facing. In this way, the church and community are empowered to work together to overcome poverty holistically and sustainably.

‘The engagement with the UK church is mutually rewarding. I’ve learnt so much from their context and realised that Tearfund’s global experience is encouraging UK churches to reimagine their relevance in transforming their own communities.’
Prince David, Tearfund Country Representative, India

Join The Conversation and share in the knowledge, growth and learning that has come out of communities being successfully transformed through local churches around the world.

You can read more about the thoughts, theology and processes of CCT here.

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If you are a church or church network leader, this is for you. Please fill in the short form to let us know we can get in touch – we’d love to tell you more about The Conversation.

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