How we are run
We basically operate on the love and goodwill of the many ex-offenders who freely share their testimonies (though we try to pay travel expenses), and the hard labour of a large number of keen advocates of our mission, and the generous gifts of a few.
We are pretty low key and loosely structured, but all major decisions go through the operational committee which is made up of seven: four ex-offenders (Mandy, Noel, Steve & Tom); Van, Frank's widow; Graham, a police sergeant, and Chris, a prison chaplain. Tom was appointed to follow in Frank's footsteps to serve as chief slave to Transformed's needs.
Frank, our founder, also appointed a few trustees he absolutely trusted, and it's their mission to kindly keep us in check, and true to our gospel calling. As well as handle the accounts side of things!
Vision Day, February 12th 2011
We began to seek God for the next five years through a Vision Day led by Steve Rawlins on February 12th attended by many (over 40!) who prayed over and discussed a range of topics. This produced a substantial amount of data for our working group to process.
The end result of this process, was to determine that the development of the website into a premier league vehicle would enable us to most effectively fulfil the most simply accessible desired goals. One key change occurred in our thinking as a result: our website must present not only testimonies, but our collective deep pool of knowledge regarding useful networks and organisations at work in this area, so that people will leave the website with as much practical help as possible.
If we promote ourselves to the church we then mobilise the church to do in and for their area what we are trying to do for ours. We came to believe that it is through the broader church's mobilisation that we hope to most effectively realise our goals.