Setting God's People Free is a Church of England programme of change to enable the whole people of God to live out the Good News of Jesus confidently in all of life, Monday to Saturday as well as Sunday.
The Diocese of Guildford was ahead of the curve with Transforming Work 2017. Through a series of discipleship events focussed on the ‘frontline’ of daily life, we asked: how can we be transformed in the way we approach and do our daily work? And how, with God’s help, can we then do good work that transforms the world for the better?
SGPF is not a central strategy as such but is concerned with supporting culture-shifts in the local parish church to enable people to live out their faith in homes, schools, communities and places of work. Here are two resources to help you explore the implications of SGPF.
Setting God's People Free report - summary version (PDF)
For discussion in Deaneries & PCC’s.
Setting God's People Free for Monday to Saturday (PDF)
Full of ideas for church leaders.
London Institute for Contemporary Christianity (LICC) Courses
The flagbearer in refocussing the culture of the church towards the 'frontline' of daily life.
This Time Tomorrow (PDF)
Have a 'This Time Tomorrow' story in your morning service. Ask one person a simple set of questions about how they might find God at work on Monday morning.
Prayer Stations (PDF)
24/6 - it's not just about Sunday. Ideas for prayer stations about work and instructions for how to create them.
An in-depth look at what the Bible says about work including case studies of Christians wrestling with how to apply their faith to their professional and personal lives.
Christian Workplace Groups to Benefit All
Resources for those working in a non-church setting.
Information about organisations undertaking theological research into workplace issues.