We bring Christians, Churches and communities together by building an active network that encourages conversation to bring about transformation of our City.
Imagine if all the churches in Sunderland were perfectly one with each other; fighting poverty together, feeding the hungry together, protecting the vulnerable together, supporting and praying for one another, serving the city together.
How would the local church in Sunderland look like to those outside? How would Sunderland be different? There’s no doubt the city would be healthier and more blessed.
These are the questions Connect Network constantly asks. So, how can we make this a reality? We strive to encourage and cultivate unity amongst churches across the City to see Sunderland transformed for God’s glory.
We bring churches, community groups and statutory services together to think strategically about Sunderland's needs.
We support Church leaders to develop their awareness, skills and ability to work strategically towards our shared goals.
We work on key community challenges and provide insights, training and events to help use faith as a catalyst for change.
OUR WORK IN ACTION
Here are some videos highlighting some of our partnership work in the community.
Believe in Sunderland 2015 - Cinnamon Faith Audit
Gifts of Love at Christmas.
Ha'Way in a Manger 2016
Easter Sunrise Gathering 2016