Mission Shaped Ministry course start date
March 30, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
£150-£180 for the full course including weekend residential: £180 for individuals, £150 each for groups of three or more.
This course will be of interest to anyone who is already doing or planning creative mission in their local community or within a specific network. This could be a Fresh expression of church or a different kind of missional activity and participants may be part of a group, or an individual exploring vocation. Participants may be at any stage – scoping ideas, just getting started or considering how to develop further.
It is an opportunity to learn about best practice, to hear stories about what others have done across the country and to share ideas and conversation with others more locally. If this sounds appealing, gather some others from your local churches and come along. Previous participants have said it is “inspiring, encouraging and enjoyable”; “invigorating and inspiring” and that they have valued the “time together, sharing hopes and fears”. Course materials are those developed by the National Fresh Expressions team. It is taught locally by local pioneers and members of the Mission and Ministry team, with Cate Williams as overall course co-ordinator.
There are three ways of engaging with the course:
- Local groups of people working as a team on a Fresh Expression of church, whether in the early stages of discerning what is the right way forward in their local situation, or to aid reflection as an existing Fresh Expression grows and develops.
- Groups from a local church or benefice, exploring mission that makes a difference in their local community and that may or may not include a Fresh Expression.
- Individuals taking the course as they explore where God is calling them, and working in a group facilitated by Pauline Godfrey.
The course returns for 2019, in a new format, designed both to give increased support at the local level and to make it easier to participate for those living at a greater distance from teaching centres. To book on this course, click here
The course will be taught as a mixture of full course sessions and local group sessions. The full group will gather centrally for three Saturdays in March, May and June 2019, a residential in November 2019, and a final Saturday in early 2020. In between these will be 7-10 local group gatherings, arranged to suit local preferences.
The cost for the full course including residential is £180 for individuals or £150 each for groups of three or more. If this is a barrier to participation please contact Cate, though please only if you really need to as this figure already includes a significant subsidy compared to the actual cost.
Key dates are as follows:
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 8th June 2019
Friday 15 – Sunday 17th November 2019
Final Saturday, early 2020, date tbc
Local sessions arranged with the local group facilitator.
Saturdays at Gloucester Farmers or Jerusalem meeting room, no. 4 College Green, tbc
Weekend residential at Holland House
Local group sessions as arranged locally