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Mission Shaped Ministry taster morning
24/11/2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
A morning for those wondering whether the Mission Shaped Ministry course is for them and wanting to find out more. It is an informal conversation about how the course works, as well as a chance to ask questions, preview course materials and hear from a previous participant. VENUE CHANGE: the venue is now the Jerusalem meeting room at no. 4 College Green, which is a change from the originally advertised venue. To book, click here.
The full course begins in January, 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. Formal booking will open for the full course in the Autumn, any questions, contact . Booking for the taster day is open from July via the link above.
Mission Shaped Ministry will be of interest to anyone who is already doing or planning mission in their local community or within a specific network. It could be a Fresh expression of church or a different kind of creative missional activity. You could be part of a group, or an individual exploring your vocation. You could 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”
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 in their context in ways that engage deeply in local community and that may or may not include a Fresh Expression.
- Individuals taking the course as part of vocational explorations and working in a group facilitated by Pauline Godfrey.
The course will be taught as a mixture of full course sessions and local group sessions. The full group will gather for three Saturdays in January, March and May 2018, a residential in November 2018, and a final Saturday in early 2020. In between these will be 7-10 local group gatherings, the number depending on the needs of the group. These can be arranged for evening, weekend or weekday daytime depending on the preference of the local group members and the availability of the facilitator. Key dates are as follows:
Saturday 12 January 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Friday 15 – Sunday 17th November 2019
Final Saturday, early 2020, date tbc
Local sessions arranged with the local group facilitator.
Download the flier for the full 2019 course and a booking form here –>Mission Shaped Ministry full course brochure