Challenge has enjoyed a close link with Counties for many years and our former Pastor, Martin Erwin, is now Counties CEO!
For more than 100 years, Counties has been sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with communities across the country. They do this through three main areas of work – evangelists , training and resources.
The Life Exhibition and GSUS Live are both Counties resources that we use for our schools outreach.
We are one of the first churches in the country to initiate Neighbourhood Chaplains, another Counties outreach programme equipping people for house-to-house evangelism. Read about it here.
For more information on Counties visit: www.countiesuk.org
Vennture is a charity based in Hereford committed to working with people when they are vulnerable, “Giving meaning to the power of Jesus’ Love.”
Vennture cares by equipping people to form meaningful relationships with those facing a challenge or crisis either on the street or in their home.
All Vennture projects are ecumenical enabling Christians from diverse church backgrounds to work together as one church. At Challenge we encourage our members to get involved in any of the four projects Vennture currently coordinate:
Street Pastors caring for those who are vulnerable within the Night Time Economy.
Family Pastors providing support to families and encouraging them to find solutions to their problems and bring new hope into their lives.
Lean On Me is a supervised recovery area where rigorously trained volunteers support the Street Pastors by providing expert care for those injured or impaired in the Night Time Economy.
Vennture Ambassadors is their latest initiative in which volunteers are seen in the city centre by day keeping people safe, supporting the vulnerable and providing first aid when needed.
For more information please visit: www.vennture.org.uk