Rise UP and Prosper with Crafts Taster Course
A 3 day free taster course to help you build up your church and help your community prosper with crafts
Using crafts to connect with others
Are you looking for a way to connect to the community that actually helps people.
Something that is simple and yet effective.
One of the problems every church has is manpower. There is too much work and too few people. What they need is something that is quick and easy to set up. A project that does what needs to be done without overwhelming those running it.
You look around and you are decidedly short of bridges into the community. There just isn’t the opportunity to meet them and serve their needs.
The problem is that you are not making many if any bridges. In fact, you are struggling to find a way to build one. Without a bridge there is no way of people connecting with you. It leaves you isolated and disconnected and over looked and not being known enough to be respected. Worse still you become that holy huddle that no one wants to join.
Are you looking for a way to build a bridge into the community that will bring them real benefit while still being within your capability? Something that means that you are actually meeting the needs that Jesus talked about in Matthew chapter 25 verse 35. Something that helps to advance the Kingdom of God on earth.
I am Susan the founder of Everyone Can Craft CIC, author of Everyone CAN Craft and the creator of the Rise UP and Prosper with Crafts Taster Course. (Yes I like the name Everyone CAN Craft as it reflects my assertion that everyone can participate in a craft activity as long as they are still breathing.)
In this course you will learn how and why you should set up a craft group that builds a bridge into the community and show them that you care about their needs.
I created the Rise UP and Prosper with Crafts Taster Course to help churches like yours to set up craft groups that enrich the lives of others. You could use them to provide undercover healthcare or social care.
It can all be done on an limited budget, in your existing building and involve people who might otherwise feel as if they had nothing to offer.
I have been a member of a church that served a small village for most of my adult life. I have seen what happens when a church retreats into itself i.e. it eventually closes. I have also helped to run the most amazing craft group the like of which I have never heard of before.
We kept it going for 4 years until Covid took its toll. The group enriched the lives of people with profound learning disabilities. People you would never have dreamed of being able to craft. I reckoned if we could find these people something to do in a craft group we could find something for everyone, hence the name Everyone CAN Craft. Yes we did it the hard way but you do not have to.
This is your opportunity to learn what we did and how you could take what we learned on your journey to apply it to your own situation
Click below to sign up for the Free Rise UP and Prosper with Crafts Taster Course.
When you register for free you get a £10 voucher to spend in the Everyone CAN Craft shop
Treat yourself to a mug or a T-shirt from the Everyone CAN Craft shop with the voucher you will receive when you sign up. These are some of the things you will find in the shop.
What if there was a way to reach an unreached community?
Yes there are unreached communities in the UK. We managed to connect with profoundly disabled people when we opened the doors and invited people into a craft group.
It was not just our craftees that we impacted. We also touched the lives of the professional carers who came with them. (Yes the people who came were so special we gave them a special name.)
A method that can be adapted to serve craftees with a variety of medical and social needs.
A method that uses resources you already have and where the primary thing you have to offer is love. NO theology required!
A method that even a miniscule church can use to Rise UP and Prosper
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to do to join a taster course?
This taster course is run in a Facebook group. All you need to do is click on the button to register. You will be asked for your email address so that we can send you reminder emails. You will then be taken to the Facebook group.
It is a private group so you will have to join and agree to the rules. After that it is simple, you just follow the instructions e.g. introduce yourself.
The talks are streamed into the group and you will be sent reminders by email. If you miss a talk in the taster course you will be able to catch the replay in the Facebook group.
Why are you doing this? I mean what is in it for you?
What better way to get the word out about what Everyone CAN Craft Community Interest Company does. A CIC is a form of social enterprise that has to serve a specific community. Community here is people with something in common rather than a group of people who live in the same area.
Everyone CAN Craft is registered as a company rather than a charity and as a business it should be able to support itself with the products and services it offers people. During the taster course we will take the opportunity to tell you what we have to offer and give you the opportunity to go further and work with us more closely.
And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
Meet your host
Susan Slater Morris
Taught ethics and philosophy to teenagers as well as IT to adults before qualifying as a business start up tutor
Set up and then ran the most amazing craft group for FOUR years
Wrote up the story in a book called Everyone CAN Craft
Started a social enterprise called Everyone Can Craft Community Interest Company