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All About Unlock
All About Unlock


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Who are we?

Unlock is a Christian charity that was founded in 1972. It exists to help urban churches of any denomination to respond to the challenges in their areas. We are especially concerned with Bible engagement with 'traditional tabloid' ('non-book', 'oral learners', or 'text-shy') cultures.

What do we do?

As well as deploying our team of Unlock Local Partnership workers to enable local Christians reach and engage their communities, we publish a variety of group Bible study packs, games, Lent courses and audit materials and provide training. 'Unlock more than you think' and 'Unlock DIY' will give you more ideas about using Unlock’s methods.
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What don’t we do?

We don’t offer pre-packaged answers. Each group has to work creatively within its own unique situation, and we offer to assist in that process. What we do will depend on the need being felt. We’ll try to find someone from our team of workers to help you!

Unlock Stories -

> Mary's Moments (the story of a journey from relationship to discipleship) >>
> Unlock short stories 2018 >>

> An Unlock worker remembers >>

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> If Unlock is the answer, what is the question? >>

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> Unlock Mission Statement & Learning cycle >>

> Unlock Foundation Principles >>

> Some principles to follow and assumtions to avoid >>

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Sketch - Unlocking the door
Sketch - Unlocking the door
Unlock, by various names, has been around since 1972, trying to help (mainly) urban Christians to understand and share their faith appropriately. Our life experience matters; our stories; our joys and sorrows. The Bible has plenty to say - more than we'll ever know - about our lives if we know how to read it and apply it... if we know how to UNLOCK it!

Evangelism is social action because it is changed people that change the world - John Stott.

A story from Unlock Liverpool:-

It's Good Enough For Anyone:

Our first session looked at the theme, 'Even Good Parents Make Mistakes'.  Starting from a picture of a very lonely looking girl we shared stories, of course we all had plenty of personal experience to draw on! I then 'told' the story of Mary and Joseph losing Jesus on the way back from Jerusalem.  At our following meeting one of the girls was really animated when I asked, 'Has anything from the last session made a difference to you over the last fortnight?'  'Yes, yes! It was amazing, right, we was in town and me mate lost her kid, only for a few minutes like but while he was lost we bumped into her mam and her mam was furious, yelling at her and that.  And I thought, that's a bit harsh, she's only made a mistake.  Then we found the kid but her mam were still going on and I remembered what had happened to Mary so I told her if it was good enough for Jesus to have a human mam that made mistakes then surely it's good enough for anyone!'
tiny child in large red coat sitting alone on a flight of wide empty steps