At Festive we long to see an ongoing, effective Christian witness in the Further Education Colleges and Sixth Forms of the UK.
Through our website, we offer prayer, advice, resources and training for students, staff and chaplains as they seek to live out their Christian faith where they work or study.
Festive works as part of the Christian Church for the benefit of the Further Education Colleges and Sixth Forms in the UK for the Glory of God. From the very start we have made it our aim to trust in God. He has stirred people to stand with us in this work and also multiplied the gifts given to ensure that we have achieved more than we could ask or imagine.
Festive operates as a charity, so we do rely heavily on our supporters to sustain our work in this important mission field.
Here is how you can partner with us:
Discover and Pray with us for the work that we do, and for the many students, staff and chaplains in Further Education.
Volunteer your time to help us in a variety of ways.
Donate financially to help us equip students and staff with all they need to help them tell their school or college about Jesus.
1: Discover and Pray
“Festive was born out of fervent prayer, to the God who 'can do abundantly more than we can ever ask or think'. He has opened doors… He has given imagination and creativity in bringing His good news to this generation of young people, and lives have been changed. Our Father has many more 'good gifts' to shower on all of us, if we keep on asking.”
Cathy Williams, Advice and Guidance
At Festive we are committed to, and passionate about, praying for every student or staff member we hear from, as well as the many sixth forms and colleges across the UK. We are extremely grateful for the many supporters who partner with us by faithfully praying for our work.
We endeavour to keep all our supporters well informed with news and prayer requests from Christian groups, students, chaplains and staff in Further Education.
To receive our quarterly newsletter, ‘Festive News’, and our prayer letter, ‘Festive Prayer’, please enter your details in the sign up box on our homepage.
You can also keep up to date with the latest news via our Facebook page and Twitter feed.
If you are already involved in some kind of ministry with your local college or sixth form or are thinking about it do get in touch as we would love to pray for and support you in any way we can.
“The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few” – this verse is as true today for the Further Education sector as it was when Jesus first said it.
Our small staff team could definitely use some help. Here are some things you might be able to do with us:
a) Fly the flag for Christian support in Further Education in your home church – encourage them to pray regularly for your local colleges and school.
b) Why not set up a prayer meeting for your local schools and colleges? We’d love to help you do this through our Love Your Local College initiative.
c) Help us at Christian exhibitions and events. We attend several around the country each year. Is there one you go to that you think it would be good for us to attend and could you help man a stall?
d) Help us with fundraising and sharing about the work of Festive.
e) Look at the website and if you think you have some of the skills and experience it takes to resource this work get in touch.
3: Donate Financially
We are very grateful for all those Christians who have at any time supported us financially. We have always said – and we mean it! – that we don’t want you to disadvantage any other Christian ministry you already support But if the Lord lays Festive on your heart then we very much appreciate it.
a) Standing Order
If the Lord lays regular giving on your heart then we would like to encourage you to give by standing order. This allows us to plan ahead financially. In this case please download a Standing Order Form here. (or contact us and we will send you one). Don’t forget that you can cancel a standing order at any time.
b) Gift Aid
Festive is a registered charity (Reg.No. 1123966) and any gifts given can be gift-aided by UK taxpayers. If you have not already completed a form please download the form here or contact our office and we will send you one.
c) Direct Gift
If you would like to support the work of Festive financially through an online donation, please click the donate button below: