HOPE is an initiative which supports churches across the UK to ‘raise the bar’ in their outreach, evangelism and social action. This report evaluates HOPE’s activities. (2015)
HOPE is an initiative which seeks to encourage, support and resource churches across the UK to ‘raise the bar’ in their outreach, evangelism and social action. It looks to galvanise churches to “do more together in word and actions”.
This report by Theos, evaluating HOPE 2014, was commissioned by HOPE in 2012. The report assesses what has changed and developed between 2008 and 2014, consider the impact of the activities of 2014 and make research–led recommendations about refining and refocusing HOPE’s future activities.
The report assesses how HOPE works to:
- create unity in mission, helping churches and agencies locally and nationally, to do more together;
- help local churches integrate their mission, doing more together in word and action – sharing the gospel and serving communities;
- leave a legacy of mission, resourcing churches to embed a rhythm of mission in their church life, and training and developing young people to lead in mission.