Mission Shaped Ministry

mission shaped ministry (msm) is a course produced by the national Fresh Expressions team that takes people on a one-year learning journey in a supportive community.  The course is aimed at equipping people for a lifetime of good practice and learning in growing the church in a changing world.  The course is relevant to those wanting to develop traditional church as well as those developing new forms of church.  More information can be found at www.missionshapedministry.org/

The Parish Support Team helps to run msm, the 2017/18 course will run from September 2017 to July 2018 and will be based at Wickersley Methodist Church Rotherham, with a residential at Cliff College in Derbyshire.

A free Taster Session is available on Tuesday 27th June 2017 at Wickersley Methodist Church Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S66 1JJ. The session will begin at 7.00pm with refreshments for a 7.30pm start, closing at 9.30pm.

To book your place or for more information contact Lucy.Nunn@Sheffield.anglican.org  or 01709 309135

Click here to download pdf 2017 flyer 


Course Outline 

Who is it for?

  • Christians who want their churches to be more effective in mission
  • Experienced pioneers who want to reflect on what they are doing
  • Those exploring ideas for fresh expressions of church
  • All denominations, traditions and ages
  • Urban, suburban and rural contexts

What will you learn?

  • How to think missionally in a changing world
  • How to begin, sustain and grow a fresh expression of church
  • Qualities of Christian ministry
  • Listening to God in your context

Features of the course:

  • Designed for busy Christians
  • Delivered ecumenically
  • Local and national teachers
  • Reflection on your context and story
  • Varied learning styles and resources
  • Coaching mentoring, learning networks'
  • An on-line guide to fresh expressions

Modules include:

  • Mission context
  • The mission of God
  • Vision and call
  • Values
  • Starting something new
  • Listening for mission
  • What is church?
  • Gospel and culture
  • Team roles and behaviour
  • Leadership
  • Spirituality
  • Discipleship
  • Children and all age
  • Evangelism
  • Lessons from weaknesses
  • Handling setbacks and failure
  • Small group church
  • Worship and the sacraments

Course Timetable and Venues

Saturday 23 September 2017
Tuesday 17 October 2017
Residential Weekend 17-19 November 2017
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Tuesday 16 January 2018
Saturday 10 February 2018
Tuesday 13 March 2018
Saturday 21 April 2018
Tuesday 22 May 2018
Tuesday 12 June 2018
Saturday 7 July 2018
Saturdays run from 9.15am to 4.00pm
Weeknights run from 7.00pm to 9.30pm 
Weeknight and Saturday sessions will take place at Wickersley Methodist Church, Bawtry Road, Rotherham, S66 1JJ
The residential is at is at Cliff College, Calver, Hope Valley, Sheffield, S32 3XG (From approx. 6pm Friday evening to approx. 4pm Sunday).


£320 pp (£300 before 28.07.2017) which covers all materials, refreshments and the weekend away
Bursary support & discounts for groups may be available (varies by denomination) 

Next steps

Contact Lucy Nunn, Course Administrator, email: Lucy.Nunn@Sheffield.anglican.org or 01709 309135.

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