"Back in 2003 we were moving into our new home when I looked out of the window and saw a teenage lad 'casing' our car. I called out to him: 'See anything you like?!' Rather than alienating him this was the start of getting to know him. Over the next few years I was able to support him towards looking at what he wanted to do with his life and today he is a fully qualified plumber"
From the very start prayer has been a vital part of the project with the team sharing a belief that God is capable of so much more than our best efforts and activities can achieve.
As well as Perry Common we now have teams working on the Erdington Hall, Topcroft and Jarvis Road estates and are looking to build partnerships with local people and organisations to best meet the needs of these neighbourhoods. Since 2003 our staff team has grown from 1 to 12 but we are not motivated by growing or having an impressive reputation - we just want to serve the process of transformation in individuals, families and communities.