About Water from the Rock (WFTR)
The idea for WFTR first came about in 2005. But by 2014, the core vision (or DNA) for WFTR was established as a resource to the Body of Christ. Our vison can be pretty much summed up in Jeremiah 1: 9-10. We are in the process of building our website: www.wftherock.org
The work of WFTR is expressed through several initiatives, the most visible of which are:
- Pilgrim Tours: Helping Christians to reconnect with the Hebraic roots of their faith (through our annual Pilgrims Tour)
- Discipler’s Workshop: Helping to restore the nurturing leader back in the fabric of church life. This initiative has become so successful that we have had to create a dedicated website for it (thanks to the hard-work of Colin Hosken – our website designer). See more at: www.disciplersworkshop.com
- Transition: Serving churches or organisations behind-the-scenes who going through the challenges of “di-vision” and transition. It also involves assisting outgoing leaders to make room for incoming leaders.
- Macedonian Call Initiative: Providing preliminary training to those considering long-term humanitarian work in the developing world.
- Linking isolated small expressions of Christ with the wider Body of Christ (through initiatives such as “the Well” and the “Praise & Prayer weekends” based on Nehemiah 3
The WFTR Team
The organisation, founded by Femi Oni, is run by a 5-member Board of Trustees (with each having an area of responsibility in any of the 5 ministry areas where we serve) and are supported by a team of coordinators whose roles are to implement the work of the organisation at very ground level.
What We Believe
We subscribe the basis of faith and beliefs of the evangelical alliance in the UK (www.eauk.org) and seek to adhere to a set of working guiding principles that enables us to do what we do without intentionally veering off from our core vision.
We are a faith-based organisation (meaning we depend on God through His people to finance what we do). All our workers (including the founders) serve on a voluntary basis. As our work involves extensive travels, training workshops and international projects, we incur enormous running costs. As a result, we operate as a not-for-profit Christian organisation with business ethics. This means we welcome donations from beneficiaries of our work in order to cover our running costs.
WFTR is eligible for basic charity status in the UK but also work has grown beyond a basic charity structure. As a result, we are currently in the process of registering as a CIO (charity incorporated organisation) with the Charity Commission in England & Wales (App No: 5141837).
Affiliations & Partners
We have recently applied to be a member of the Evangelical Alliance in the UK and we are in the process of registering with other credible bodies in the UK.
As an organisation, we seek to be cross-denominational in our work so that people can access who we are and what we do – as long as we all share a common conviction that Christ is central to all we do and who we are. We have served across over a dozen Christian denominations over the past 7yrs. We have also had privileged access as advisors to several organisations such as Marine Reach International (www.familycarecentre.org )