The Santas Have Dashed!

Last Sunday on a fresh and sunny morning, our six Santa Dashers set foot on Dublin’s North Bull Island beach. Complete with beards and suits we ran to raise funds for our RISE programme, equipping teenagers to bring positive change to their communities. We’re grateful for the generosity of all who have given so far…

New Team Members – Introducing Liesel

With eight years’ experience of working with teenagers from difficult inner-city environments, training and managing volunteers and running summer camps at Dublin Christian Mission (DCM), we feel privileged to welcome Liesel Reimer to the team at Innovista. Liesel moved to Dublin in 2005 having grown up in British Columbia, Canada, attended college in Alberta and…

Innovating Mission Workshop

What does it look like to ‘innovate’ mission? In partnership with Urban Junction (a Methodist mission project in Dublin) we hosted a workshop to explore this question. In the morning we heard from three local leaders who had started three quite different mission projects around Dublin – Third Space, Hope Community Church and Urban Junction.…

Teenage kicks

Encouraging respect for others and their community is not what you would naturally expect from 14 year old boys. “What’s the point of just cleaning up around us when it will be a mess again next week? We need to change people’s attitudes first. Then maybe they’ll respect what we’ve cleaned.” (Connor, 14) We have…