A pilot project bringing together the OIKOS prayer app from Hope for Every Home and the Cinnamon Connect social action learning community will allow local churches across the UK to map where prayer and mission have taken place in their local areas and plan for future activity. As well as combining word and action, churches will also be able to access a range of tools, training and resources to serve their communities in practical ways.
The partnership of Hope Together, Hope for Every Home and the Cinnamon Network creates a collaborative resource to train and equip local churches to practically embrace their communities through prayer, acts of service and evangelism.
The global map within OIKOS, to which users can pin prayers and shares, combined with Cinnamon Connect’s community mapping tool, where users can add details of mission and local projects, will create an accessible and powerful record and planning tool.
Brought together in the new pilot, churches and users will have access to the resources of both through a single log in. OIKOS is free to download and join and use, and the pilot project will roll out to groups this summer.
A supporting webinar Prayer in Action to help launch the collaboration will take place on Thursday 29th June 10-11am, demonstrating how the OIKOS prayer app and the Cinnamon Connect learning community collaboration can help churches and individuals to pray for and support local communities in a lasting and effective way.
Suitable for all levels of experience, the webinar will equip participants to pray and listen to their local context as part of community-based mission, whether praying solo or with others, and praying for communities or for street for the first time or on-going.
The organisations said: “We are excited to announce a partnership that combines words and action in mission, helping the local church serve its community. At a time when life is challenging for many people, this partnership seeks to help the Church respond holistically, in both words and actions.
“We are excited to see how these resources, when used together, will further the mission of the local church as it seeks to impact communities.
We share a focus on equipping the local church. Cinnamon Network is passionate about releasing the potential in churches for community transformation and Hope Together and Hope for Every Home resources the local church so that everyone everywhere can hear the good news about Jesus. We recognise the need to work strategically together at this time, and it’s our hope and prayer that many lives will be impacted as a result.”
Join the webinar on June 29th here: https://cinnamonconnect.co.uk/event/prayer-in-action-hope-together-webinar/
Find out about Cinnamon Connect: https://cinnamonconnect.co.uk/
Find out about the OIKOS prayer app: https://www.hopeforeveryhome.org/Groups/359717/The_Prayer_App.aspx
The pilot project of the partnership of Hope Together, Hope for Every Home and the Cinnamon Network will run from July to October 2023 and then review in November before a wider roll out from January 2024.