The story so far...
Zion Projects initiated Christian-based community festivals, known as LifeOutside, in 2005, 2006 and 2007. These festivals were unique in the local area in that they celebrated Worship, Discipleship and Service traditions within the Christian faith, such as prayer, song and Bible Study, coupled with opportunities for social care into the community. Modelled and encouraged by The Message in Manchester in 2000 and Soul in the City in London in 2004, the coupling of proclamation of the Christian gospel message, together with social action, was re-found.
Zion Projects acted as the "holder of the accounts" for each of these initiatives until they were able to become charities / COI's in their own right.
1. The first Street Pastors outside of the urban context in the UK, please see the video from Meridian TV in 2008.
2. ARK – Social Care for the most deprived in the borough.
3. Eastleigh Basics Bank - the local Town Centre Food Bank
4. KBI - The Eastleigh Kingdom Business Initiative
We remain committed to always seeking to introduce and assist further collaborative work and are presently looking to assist a pilot of Safe Families for Children in Eastleigh together with any connection that can be made to Southampton City Council for adoption of children under the Home for Good initiative.
Zion Projects is also looking to introduce Cinnamon Network to both the Anglican Deanery and Churches Together organisations in the next few years.