Four Peaks Challenge

Slieve Donard, Ben Nevis, Scaffel Pike and Snowdon. In 48 hours. Now that is a challenge! Probably the biggest one we have taken on as a fundraiser to date. On 16-17 July Innovista Ireland and Innovista International are hoping to have a few five-person teams (four walkers and one driver) from across the UK and…

Learning and leading across the generations

“Mentor us” “Equip us” “Give us responsibility and opportunities” “Release us” Just some of the responses from 18-35s in churches in Ireland to the question “what would you say to the older generation?”in a recent Vox survey on faith, church and leadership among 18-35s in Ireland.   We dream of seeing people and communities across…

Leadership and Lent – the Shadow Way

Lent is a season of preparation for Holy Week that begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts for approximately six weeks. For Christians all over the world, this preparation will be expressed in different ways — prayer, penance, repentance, fasting and self-denial — and, in 2016, we want to create a series of events that will…

Hope at Christmas

  Thank you for your support and encouragement that has enabled us to equip young leaders to bring hope to communities across the island this year. One of those groups of young leaders was a transition year class from Mount Carmel Secondary School. Last week they brought hope, smiles and cheer to the residents of a local nursing…

Stop. Collaborate and Listen.

Ok so enough Vanilla Ice. Collaboration. Partnership. Familiar words that we hear often. Concepts that we believe in and value. A reality we experience? Despite much noise how much do we see it worked out on the ground? Between different organisations? Or churches? Here in Ireland, in areas with lots of churches or very few…