Bringing the Kingdom. Transforming Lives.
At CLM we are passionate about outworking our faith in Jesus in practical ways - serving those in need as we seek to make a positive difference in Coventry and beyond. Rather than launching our own ‘CLM Projects’ to show compassion and address need, we have taken the step of working proactively in unity and partnership with other churches and organisations. Accordingly, we are now actively involved in a number of different projects and expressions of mission - giving financially and encouraging members of the CLM congregation to be involved. To aid this, we regularly profile our Partner Projects in our Sunday services.
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about our Mission Partner Projects, please click the relevant link below or contact Steve Jones our Mission Partnership Co-ordinator at: email@example.com
Coventry Winter Night Shelter is an annual project run by Hope Coventry, that takes place from 1 December to 31 March. The project provides shelter 7 nights a week during this period at different churches across the City, for people who find themselves homeless.
The project is outworked by volunteers who serve across evening, overnight and morning shifts. The project is able to accommodate a wide range of volunteers, as shifts are flexible to suit your availability.
Over 300 volunteers were involved and 7800 hours of volunteering.
7 churches hosted 20 guests per night and a total of 48 guests visited the Night Shelter.
23 people have moved off the streets and into more permanent accommodation.
For more information visit : https://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/cwns/
Coventry Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust and supports those who are struggling to put food on their table. The project also connects people with other agencies such as Citizens Advice, housing support officers, children’s centres, health visitors, social services and some local charities.
There are a wide range of volunteer opportunities with the Coventry Foodbank. Donations of food can also be given at CLM every Sunday and we regularly share information about which items are most needed.
For more information visit : www.coventry.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/volunteer/
Carriers of Hope have been working for over ten years with refugees and asylum seekers in Coventry. Over 1500 families, from over 60 different countries, have registered with Carriers of Hope’s services and have received support. Donations of toys, clothes and other household items can be taken along on a Tuesday morning to Hillfields Baptist Church.
Over the last couple of years, it has been great to see a number of different Life Groups and individuals from CLM volunteer to help sort donations and be involved with this excellent project in other ways.
For more information visit : http://www.carriersofhope.org.uk/
Healing on the Streets is another project that comes under the Hope Coventry banner. It is a simple and structured way of reaching out to the lost and hurting people in Coventry. Healing on the Streets is based on the Mark Marx model that is practised in cities across the world, and members of the team are provided with practical training to support them. Regular prayer sessions take place in the City Centre as well as in the Bell Green area of Coventry. A number of CLM members are regularly part of the ‘HOTS’ team.
For more information visit : https://www.healingonthestreets.com/
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) supports people from across Coventry who are seeking to help themselves become debt free. Through support from the CAP team, as well as volunteer befrienders, many lives have been impacted. CAP is often looking for more volunteers to support their work.
CLM regularly run the CAP Money Management course which provides methods and guidance to help keep your finances in order and manage your money well.
For more information visit : https://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/christians-against-poverty/
Hope for Justice exist to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society.
CLM is a partner church with Hope for Justice, giving financially and seeking to support the work in wider ways,
For more information visit : https://hopeforjustice.org/
Good Neighbours Coventry is an initiative developed by local churches (via HOPE Coventry and Together for Change) in partnership with Age UK Coventry to reduce isolation and therefore improve health and wellbeing amongst older people. Volunteers can become befrienders and visit people in their homes, help them with shopping, take them along to activity groups and much more.
For more information visit : https://hopecoventry.org.uk/projects/good-neighbours-coventry/