United Reformed Church (URC) has released “New Reality, Same Mission”, a booklet aimed at stimulating renewed community engagement as we emerge from lockdown. This guide is structured around an established pastoral model and process of “experience, exploration, reflection and action”. At each stage of this pastoral cycle, it offers information and examples to enable individuals and local churches to explore questions of community presence and engagement and social justice in our new reality.

This booklet is offered by members of the URC’s Church Related Community Work, Mission and Discipleship teams, and Church Action on Poverty, and complements the “Ready for the New Normal” paper produced by the moderators.