Who we are
Commitment for Life is the world development programme of the United Reformed Church. We encourage participating churches to take action, pray and give for people across the world but especially in our four partner countries/region of Bangladesh, Central America(Honduras, Guatemala. Nicaragua and El Salvador), Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory and Zimbabwe. We work in partnership with Christian Aid and Global Justice Now ( formerly The World Development Movement) raising around half a million pounds a year from contributing churches. To find out more about the programme, visit the resources page and look at the Intro Leaflet. Use the menu bar to your right to find resources and ideas to bring the programme to life in your Church.
Commitment for Life/Christian Aid Collective Intern
Apply to be our joint Commitment for Life and Christian Aid Collective intern if you have a heart for engaging with the young people of the URC both locally and at a national level. Don’t worry, we aren’t asking you to commit to the internship for life but to get this position you’ll need show your commitment to working with both organisations.
What you'll do
You'll volunteer full time for 10 months mainly with young people within FURY, will lead youth group sessions or workshops on global issues. You will also be sent on a two-week trip to a developing country to see Christian Aid's work in action.
What's in it for you?
You will get great support with opportunities to develop your skills and experience. The cost of your accommodation, reimbursement for out of pocket expenses for travel, food and toiletries will be covered while you volunteer.
Add to that the incredible opportunity to meet and talk with Christian Aid’s international partners first hand and there's no joining fee or payment on your part.
By the end of your 10 months, you should have loads more confidence, be a great public speaker and have gained a huge amount of experience at working in the development sector.
In fact, former participants have gone on to work for Oxfam, Amnesty, ActionAid, Restless Development, TearFund, MTV: Staying Alive, SPEAK, People & Planet and many others. Of course many go on to work for Christian Aid too.
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2015 Service outline - Committed to God's Earth
Great new resource for those planning a Commitment for Life service this year. Follow the link to find a full service outline, PowerPoint, family activities and much more.
El Salvador Resource Pack
This new pack contains stories, images, games and much more for you to use in your church. Plan a service for 2015 and share the stories and information with the congregation.
The resources were written by those who visited Christian Aid partners in El Salvador in 2014