Together4Bristol (T4B) is a “unity for mission movement”, a “network of networks” rather than an organisation, with the following vision and objectives in the Education and Young People sphere. Here you can keep in touch with what is going on and see highlights of the Education and Young People sphere in the Bristol region. For current news, articles, calendar, and more of what is happening, see Bristol Networks website.
Releasing Christians, churches and organisations to help bring transformation to education and young people in the Bristol region.
To build relationships
We gather Christians to build relationships, exchange news, get a better overview andbuild a “network of networks” involved with education and young people.
We gather them at a variety of events, small and large. We have had some gatherings for teachers and the Youth Workers Forum has met twice a year for many years. We had a Youth cafe at the city-wide Party in the Park.
To learn from God and
We pray together for one another, and for every aspect of Education and young people across the Bristol region, such as at an All-Night Prayer Vigil.
We learn together and shareresources. We have been involved in city-wide gatherings, such as Going Deeper whichexplored issues concerning education and young people in greater depth. We raiseawareness of this sphere, for example, through the Bristol Networks website.
To act together and as individuals
As a result of growing relationships, the Christian community can take strategic actiontogether, for example, through organisations, such as Mullers, collaborating with Open the Book, Pray for Schools and Prayer Space in Schools.
We are also sent outas individuals.At the Arise Bristol! Ashton Gate stadium gathering we prayed for andreleased Christians to help bring transformation to Education and young people in the Bristol region.
A few highlights of the Education and Young People sphere in the Bristol region
The various individuals and networks in the Education and Young people sphere work week-in and week-out, together and individually, to help bring transformation to the Bristol region. Informal gatherings of Christians involved in this sphere in the Bristol region started in about 2010, although the Youth Workers' Forum started many years before.
“Forum for Change” brought together leaders in the spheres of life, such as Education. They met twice a year, including for a great Christmas dinner!
Since then there have been:
Three city wide “Arise!” and “Together for Bristol” gatherings of thousands of people, at Pentecost (at Ashton Gate 2012, Castle Park 2013 and College Green 2014) with representatives from this sphere involved. For example, at Ashton Gate there was Repentance, and Declarations were made, to work together more for the good of Bristol.
A city wide Going Deeper conference at the Colston Hall (2013), included stands and a seminar exploring issues concerning Education and Young People.
An All-Night Prayer Vigil at the Cathedral and St Stephen's (May 2014)
Since November 2014, twice-yearly Together4Bristol gatherings, involving representatives from this sphere, including to write A Big Vision for a Good Bristol in November 2015.
In March 2016, Let's Work Together, a Manifesto from the Christian community, including issues concerning education and young people, was written for the Mayoral election.
From 2017, “Together4Bristol” has a website, including this page to help people connect with the Education and Young People sphere.