HeartEdge is a movement of people, organisations and churches growing compassionate response to need, cultural and commercial activity,  and congregational life.

We are about sharing, connecting, growing support and developing - and finding new ways of being, at the heart on the edge.

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The HeartEdge four Cs:

Congregations developing open, hospitable, welcoming approaches to day-to-day communal life, liturgy and worship.

We think it’s possible to be a church without being defensive or closed-minded. The Holy Spirit works as much beyond the church as within it - we look for God at work and join in.

God wants us to live before death as well as after.

HeartEdge is about deepening and widening the congregation.

Engaging local need and addressing social justice.

We do unbelievable things when we start with our assets rather than deficits.

It’s possible to be compassionate with those excluded or in trouble, in a way that enhances community.

Care comes not from altruism but recognition of our own need, and desire to be transformed by the strangers God sends us.

Visual and performing art and ideas, re-imagining the Christian narrative for the present moment.

Exploring new avenues of arts from expand and encourage new cultures within church and the community.

Commercial activity generating finance, creatively extending and enhancing mission.

We think it is possible to have commercial activities available within Church that demonstrates a wider understanding of the Faith.

By allowing our assets - likes buildings and facilities - to broaden and appeal to a larger market we remain at the centre of our community, valued and considered by all.

Congregation

Day-to-day communal life, liturgy and worship

Congregations developing open, hospitable, welcoming approaches to day-to-day communal life, liturgy and worship.

We think it’s possible to be a church without being defensive or closed-minded. The Holy Spirit works as much beyond the church as within it - we look for God at work and join in.

God wants us to live before death as well as after.

HeartEdge is about deepening and widening the congregation.

Compassion

Partnering with others in forming relationships, releasing the gifts of strangers

Engaging local need and addressing social justice.

We do unbelievable things when we start with our assets rather than deficits.

It’s possible to be compassionate with those excluded or in trouble, in a way that enhances community.

Care comes not from altruism but recognition of our own need, and desire to be transformed by the strangers God sends us.

Culture

Re-imagining the Christian narrative for the present

Visual and performing art and ideas, re-imagining the Christian narrative for the present moment.

Exploring new avenues of arts from expand and encourage new cultures within church and the community.

Commerce

Finding income streams to achieve financial sustainability and grow flourishing programmes

Commercial activity generating finance, creatively extending and enhancing mission.

We think it is possible to have commercial activities available within Church that demonstrates a wider understanding of the Faith.

By allowing our assets - likes buildings and facilities - to broaden and appeal to a larger market we remain at the centre of our community, valued and considered by all.

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Log-in to access resources. Share what works for you and what you need, and make useful connections with other churches. HeartEdge is about sharing what we have and finding what we need. Start here:

Connections

Make contact and connections via a growing collective. Find help for your church developing commercial, cultural and community activity.

Ideas

Find insight and knowledge to help your practice, learning from others with lived-experience and alternative approaches.

Support

Find those with lived experience relevant to your situation. Learn from other stories and grow solidarity.

Mentors

Not a consultancy selling techniques, we will take time to locate and introduce you to possible mentors with lived experience and professional support useful for you.

Events

Update on gatherings and events useful to your context.

Resource

Not a single branded technique - find a mix of useful videos, access books, articles and newsletters and the latest HeartEdge publications.

Projects

Update on activities and alternative approaches, trying out something new (or old or borrowed).

Updates

Sign up for our email update letter - a smorgasboard of stories, ideas and news delivered each month to your inbox.

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Recent news

Holding onto hope - to keep going.

25th February 2020

Living through climate catastrophe is having impact on our lives, relationship, mental health - and how we face the future.  How do we live through these times, keep campaigning, keep hoping - keep going? "I have reached that tipping point and cannot go back..." Writes Hannah Malcolm...

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Managing Volunteers | Where do you start?

25th February 2020

Managing volunteers is complex. Here is the guide for faith communities and faith inspired projects involved in volunteering - plenty of practical help and support in managing volunteers...

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Living God's future now

25th February 2020

HeartEdge member Jonathan Evens preached on the Transfiguration and HeartEdge at founder member St Peter's Nottingham on Sunday 23 February. You can...

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Deepening Spirituality Day 

Saturday 1st February 2020, 9.30 am - 3.30 pm

London Centre for Spiritual Direction Church of St Edmund the King Lombard Street London EC3V 9EA

Many of us want to go deeper with our spirituality, but often lack ideas of how to do that. This is a day to explore a number of different approaches to deepening the  spirituality of individuals and congregations. 

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Upcoming events

‘Inspired to Follow: Art & the Bible Story’ Mission Model workshop
Thursday 19th March 2020

St Martin-in-the-Fields, London

‘Inspired to Follow: Art & the Bible Story’ is a HeartEdge Mission Model workshop, at St Martin-in-the-Fields. An opportunity to experience one of the sessions of ‘Inspired to Follow’ and to learn how to make the most of the resource, where you are. Free to HeartEdge partners, £10.

Details and to book here.

Liverpool HeartEdge Day

Wednesday 1st April 2020

A HeartEdge day is a a mix of ideas, story, theology and practice. Organised and hosted by local practitioners with input from Sam Wells .

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