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 help deliver msm in the Diocese of Sheffield.
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
- Mission context
- The mission of God
- Vision and call
- Starting something new
- Listening for mission
- What is church?
- Gospel and culture
- Team roles and behaviour
- Children and all age
- Lessons from weaknesses
- Handling setbacks and failure
- Small group church
- Worship and the sacraments
Course Timetable and Venues
£320 pp which covers all materials, refreshments and the weekend away
Bursary support & discounts for groups may be available (varies by denomination)
Contact Lucy Nunn, Course Administrator, email: Lucy.Nunn@Sheffield.anglican.org or 01709 309135.