The Vibrancy in Meetings pilot has placed local development workers in four areas of England and Wales. The workers spend time in meetings finding out the meetings' challenges and hopes. They then offer meetings practical advice and support to achieve their goals. The pilot comes to an end in December 2019.
What are the next steps?
A successful evaluation found that local development workers helped Quaker meetings feel more confident, connected and supported. As a result trustees of Woodbrooke and Britain Yearly Meeting have decided to extend the programme. It is planned to bring a local development worker within reach of every meeting in Britain within five years.
How vibrancy has made a difference
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When will my area get a local development worker?
No decision has yet been made as to which areas will receive workers first. Before that happens there will be a consultation with Friends across Britain to explore areas of potential. By the end of the summer there will be a system for Quaker communities to request a worker or cluster.
The progress of this work will be communicated to Friends.