Together4Bristol (T4B) is a “unity for mission movement”, a “network of networks” rather than an organisation, with the following vision, mission and objectives in the Family sphere. Here you can keep in touch with what is going on and see highlights of the Family sphere in the Bristol region. For current news, articles, calendar, and more of what is happening, see Bristol Networks website.
Inspire and mobilise the churches and Christian community to be involved in God’s transformation of family life in the Bristol and Bath region
The transformation of family life in the Bristol and Bath region.
“He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.” - Malachi 4:6
“He will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous - to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” - Luke 1:17
To build relationships
We gather Christians to build relationships, exchange news, get a better overview and build a “network of networks” involved in parenting and family life.
We gather them at a variety of events, small and large. We have had several gatherings, such as evenings introducing the National Parenting Initiative (NPI). We were involved with the city-wide Party in the Park.
To learn from God and
We pray together for one another, and for every aspect of family life across the Bristol and Bath region, such as at an All Night Prayer Vigil.
We have been involved in city-wide gatherings, such as Going Deeper which explored family issues in greater depth. We raise awareness 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 action together, for example, through organisations based locally, such as NPI. We are also sent out as individuals.
At the Arise Bristol! Ashton Gate stadium gathering we released Christians to help transform family life in the Bristol and Bath region.
A few highlights of the Family sphere in the Bristol region
The various individuals and networks in the Family sphere work week-in and week-out, together and individually, to help bring transformation to the Bristol region.
Informal gatherings of Christians involved in the Arts sphere started in about 2010, as one of five spheres of life which were part of “Forum for Change”. 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 the Arts sphere involved. For example, at Ashton Gate there was Repentance, and Declarations were made, to work together more for the good of Bristol.
A core group with a facilitator has been formed in the Family sphere, with gatherings, especially for prayer, and practical action, such as TotSlot training.
A city wide Going Deeper conference at the Colston Hall (2013), included stands and an Arts seminar and many performances.
Several other wider gatherings, with food and drink, such as in the summer of 2013.
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 family issues, was written for the Mayoral election.
From 2017, “Together4Bristol” has a website, including this page to help people connect with the Family sphere.
In May 2017, David and Sarah Abell joined Jane Auld as co-facilitators of this sphere.