The Diocese of Gloucester is 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 a team. This will significantly 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.
- 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;
- Spirituality, worship and the sacraments;
- Growing to maturity.
Your local course
The course leaders and teachers include Cate Williams, Kate Wyatt, Liam Mckenna, Pete Brazier, Pauline Godfrey, Ros Greenhalgh, and Linda Thomas.
The course is a mixture of evenings, Saturdays and a weekend residential spread over an academic year.
All the groups and leaders will gather on the Saturdays.
Venue: Farmers Club, Greville Close, Gloucester, GL2 9RG
Meeting on Saturdays 9.30am to 4pm
Dates: 3 September 2016, 4 March 2017, 13 May 2017, 24 June 2017.
A residential conference, again with the local groups working together
Venue: Holland House, Main Street, Cropthorne, Worcs, WR10 3NB
Dates: 18-20 November 2016 (Friday evening to Sunday afternoon)
The evening sessions, lasting no more than two hours, will take place locally so that it is easier for people who are at a distance from Gloucester to attend. These will include extra sessions dedicated to supporting people with thinking through the mission ideas they have for their local context
The evening session locations and dates are:
Forest of Dean - St Peter’s Church, Newnham-on-Severn, GL14 1AE
Led by Cate Williams and Kate Wyatt (from Viney Hill Christian Adventure Centre)
Dates: Tuesday evenings - 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 6 Dec, 17 Jan, 31 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 4 Apr, 25 Apr, 30 May, 13 Jun
Thornbury Methodist Church - High St, Thornbury, Bristol, BS35 2AQ
Led by Liam Mckenna and Pete Brazier
Dates: Thursday evenings - 8 Sept, 13 Oct, 1 Dec, 12 Jan, 2 Feb, 23 Feb, 9 Mar, 30 Mar, 4 May, 18 May, 8 Jun
Gloucester - 4 College Green, Gloucester, GL1 2LR
Led by Pauline Godfrey
Dates: Wednesday evenings - 21 Sept, 2 Nov, 7 Dec, 4 Jan, 25 Jan, 15 Feb, 5 Apr, 26 Apr, 24 May, 14 Jun
North Cotswolds - Campden Church Rooms, Church Street, Chipping Campden, GL55 6JG
Led by Ros Greenhalgh and Linda Thomas
Dates: Tuesday evenings - 20 Sept, 18 Oct, 6 Dec, 10 Jan, 24 Jan, 7 Feb, 14 Mar, 28 Mar, 4 Apr, 23 May, 13 Jun
£125 per person (£110 if three or more are from the same parish or church). Includes materials, refreshments and the residential weekend.
Dowload the flier and booking form at the foot of the page.
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