Here you’ll see our activity broken down by strategic key.
TFH works through the six boroughs of the Liverpool City Region and operates in six key strategic areas (keys).
These keys help us to define the work we do as we move forward as churches together, for the sake of the Gospel.
If we are to saturate our City Region with the gospel, we need to see hundreds or even thousands of expressions of church all across it. These might be missional small groups, house churches, neighbourhood congregations, or city-wide resource churches. Our aim is to reach a saturation of approximately 1 expression of church for every 1000 people. We are a region of 1.5 million people.
The starting point for all gospel impact is in the confidence that we have as believers in that gospel, and in our ability to communicate it. Not just in deed, but also in word and power. We need to equip ordinary Christians to have confidence to tell their faith story, talk about Jesus, and invite people to a faith experience or journey.
All through scripture we are called to work together with others in unity. The psalmist says it is where the blessing is promised (Ps 133:3). Jesus prays for our unity and reminds us that it is the only way that the world will know that the Father sent Jesus (Jn 17:21). Everything in God’s kingdom is relational.
The gospel must be expressed in practical ways, from the small acts of individual kindness to bigger projects and campaigns. Jesus said, ‘in as much as you did this (acts of kindness) to one of these, you did it for me.’ (Matt 25:40). As the old saying goes, ‘people don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care’.
Prayer underpins everything we do. James tells us that it is ‘the earnest, heartfelt, continued prayer of the righteous person that makes tremendous power available, dynamic in its working’ (James 5:16 AMPC). We need that power if we are to accomplish our mission. And prayer from a place of unity is all the more powerful.
We believe in a gospel that has the power to transform our society as the kingdom of God infiltrates all areas of our common life. This includes, for example, education, family life, healthcare, business, local government, sport, media, culture and entertainment. Transformed people transform places.