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Webinars - Schools & Organisations

These webinars are vital CPD for all TISUK practitioners, schools and organisations.



Full Webinar: £98 for 30 day Subscription

Running time
 1 hour 12 mins



Presenters: Pastor Mick in conversation
with Dr Margot Sunderland

This webinar is a must for anyone working or wanting to work at street level with vulnerable people suffering from poverty, homelessness, addiction, mental health difficulties. Pastor Mick talks about his remarkable life story of being raped on the way to school at age 11, never crying again for decades, moving into a world of crime, violence, and drug dealing, having a breakdown, going to university when he could barely read or write, getting help, ending up with a good degree and then becoming ordained. He then had a life choice: ‘Do I go to work in a church somewhere, giving the sermon every Sunday, or do I sit outside McDonalds with a suitcase and talk to people sitting there too?’ He chose the latter and has never looked back.

He talks about his enterprise, the Church on the Street, offering refuge for anyone struggling with life. Since 2019, it has served thousands of people and brought trauma recovery to many. He describes the importance of having the courage to deeply connect to those in abject emotional pain - a great many in his community are actively suicidal -and letting their pain touch you. You’ll learn how to get started in community work; how to reach out to the people sitting on the pavement; how to confront heartbreaking pain, day in day out; how to meet emotional needs for respect, validation, dignity, connection and belonging of the most vulnerable in society; how to address the fear that holds people back from daring to really be in a relationship. To quote Pastor Mick: “Investing in communities, bottom up, will save millions of pounds and thousands of lives, bringing very isolated people back into family, by being alongside them.” The webinar is illustrated by film clips of Pastor Mick’s work.