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What can the church community do to support the school community?

Be interested. It is important that church leaders encourage the whole church to take an active interest in the life of the local schools. Tell the teaching staff that the church is praying for the school and ask them what they would like prayer for.

Be involved. The church community can be a great resource to support the extra-curricular activities of the school by providing people and facilities for out-of-school clubs etc. such as chess, sports, crafts and more. Churches can also be good places to find volunteers to set up one-to-one reading support, mentoring programmes or projects like prayer spaces in schools.

Be investors. Schools are often in need of funds for equipment, facilities or resources, and churches can be great places to raise these funds. So find out what the school needs – and think about how the church can help to meet that need.