The service of volunteers is invaluable to the Heritage Centre...We are keen to engage people with good interpersonal skills, a high degree of integrity and demonstrable interest in religious archives.
The Heritage Centre presents the story of the NTCG in England and Wales with reference to our global history. We collect, preserve, research, and catalogue, material produced by, for and about our church mission and ministry in the UK for our corporate learning, enhancement and celebration. The collection provides evidence for a range of social and religious history topics and information about the impact of migration upon individuals and communities.
The service of volunteers is invaluable to the Heritage Centre. Volunteers do not have to have any particular religious affiliation. We are keen to engage people with good interpersonal skills, a high degree of integrity and demonstrable interest in religious archives.
Every effort is made to ensure that quality support through training, supervision, comfortable working environment and travel allowance is provided accordingly to give each volunteer a satisfying experience.
Volunteering at the HC offers opportunities to gain and develop experience in working with collections, documenting and sorting them. We are committed to making these resources accessible to our leaders and members and the wider community in the interest of inter-generational learning for a better future.
We are currently recruiting volunteers with the skills to assist with the cataloguing of four sets of collections:
The Oliver and Rose Lyseight Collection
Bishop Dr Oliver and Rose Lyseight were pioneers and founding leaders of the New Testament Church of God [NTCG]in England and Wales. The collection includes photographs, letters, reports and other audio/visual material. To find out more, please visit: https://ntcg.org.uk/about/history/dr-oliver-lyseight/ and https://patrickvernon.org.uk/rev-dr-oliver-a-lyseight-historic-blue-plaque-unveiling/
The Roswith Gerloff Collection
Rev Dr Roswith Gerloff was very instrumental in bringing recognition to the significant contribution of the Black Majority Churches [BMC]in Britain within the context of Theology, Research and Partnership. She produced some influential work on the social, cultural and missiological merit of the African Caribbean Diaspora contribution to Black Pentecostalism in Britain and the Christian faith. The collection includes photographs, letters, reports and other audio/visual material. To find out more, please visit: https://ntcg.org.uk/history/roswith_gerloff/
The collection of MAs and PhDs theses
We have a small but growing collection of MAs and PhDs on aspects of the BMC in the UK which we would like to catalogue and publicise to interested students and academics to inform further research. This collection includes:
Black Preaching style - Carol Tomlin, 1988
African Pentecostalism in a South African urban environment: a missiological evaluation- Allan Heaton Anderson, June 1992
Black Majority Church's future - Joe Aldred, 1994
An Exploration into Christian Engagement in Freedom of Religion or Belief - Joel Edwards, June 2019
What is the current situation with the supervision and Pastoral support of ministers and Pastors in the New Testament Church of God tradition? How might formal Pastoral supervision be helpful in responding to this? - Hubert Gardner, July 2021
Collection of personal /denominational experiences in the UK
This collection presents archival resources on our local NTCG congregations and national ministries with reference to ecumenism in the UK, our international offices and the global Pentecostal movement, for examples, visit> https://www.ntcgsheffield.com/our-history/ and http://www.ntcgharvesttemple.org.uk/oliver-lyseight.html
To find out more about what it is like to volunteer at the Heritage Centre visit https://ntcg.org.uk/history/heritage-centre-faqs/