Rev. Chris & Margaret Barnes of Bethel Community Church

We have been part of Outworks from its inception and benefitted greatly as a couple leading a Wesleyan Reform Church in Bradford.

After starting with a church of twelve members, we have been helped with strategy, vision and guidance resulting in a growing, vibrant church with three congregations of 20-30 people meeting on different days and at different times, and a growing youth work with over 30 youngsters involved.

Another benefit of being part of Outworks is having the experience and wisdom of other ministers with their particular gifts and insight and having a bigger picture of ministry in Bradford.

We very much appreciate meeting with Howard ad Helen regularly for their encouragement and support as they challenge and evaluate what we are doing in a non-judgemental way. Their advice in difficult pastoral situations is invaluable.

Outworks is a cross-denominational organisation which is free at point of access and extremely helpful.