(UK) Ashton Under Lyne 17

Monday, 24 April, 2017 - Saturday, 31 March, 2018

Mission Shaped Ministry course being run by the Methodist Church and URC in Greater Manchester and based in Ashton Under Lyne.

The Methodist Church and URC in Greater Manchester and area are delighted to make msm available locally. We believe it will be a significant resource for building the Kingdom of God in this area. Individuals are most welcome, but we particularly hope that small groups from a church or fresh expression will come as this will deepen the impact of the course.

Who is it for?

  • Those exploring how to begin, sustain and grow a fresh expression of church;
  • Experienced pioneers who want to reflect on what they are doing;
  • Those wanting to learn qualities of Christian ministry;
  • Christians who want their churches to be more effective in mission;
  • All denominations, traditions and ages;
  • Urban, suburban and rural contexts.

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;
  • Full materials and extra online material.

Modules include

  • Mission context;
  • The mission of God;
  • Vision, values and call;
  • Starting something new;
  • Listening for mission;
  • What is church?
  • Gospel and culture;
  • Team roles and behaviour;
  • Discipleship;
  • Evangelism;
  • Spirituality, worship and the sacraments;
  • Growing to maturity.

Your local course

The course leaders and teachers include Rod Hill and Stuart Radcliffe.

Course timetable and venue

  • Wednesday, 26th April 2017
  • Wednesday,24th May 2017
  • Saturday, 10th June 2017
  • Wednesday, 21st June 2017
  • Saturday, 8th July 2017
  • Wednesday, 27th September 2017
  • Wednesday, 25th October 2017
  • Saturday, 4th November 2017
  • Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
  • Wednesday, 24th January 2018
  • Wednesday 28th February 2018
  • Saturday, 31st March 2018

This year, the course will run on weeknights and Saturdays. Weeknights run from 19.30-21.30 Hurst Methodist Church, Curzon Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9QZ. Saturdays run from 10.00-16.00 other local fresh expressions venues to be arranged.



£250.00 (For Methodist members within the Manchester & Stockport District this will be reduced to £100.00 and subsidies may be available through THE URC and other PARTNERS)

Download the flier and booking form below or book online.