Mission-Shaped Ministry is a part-time ecumenical course about how to start and sustain Fresh Expressions of church. Next month, this nationally recognised course will begin in two venues in the Diocese - Cradley Heath in the north and Worcester in the south.

There will then be ten sessions between September and June 2020, mostly on evenings and Saturdays, but also including a residential weekend in November at the diocesan retreat house, Holland House. The course will be run by the Revds Tom Fish and Alicia Baker in the north, and by the Revds Mark Badger and Glenn Reading in the south.

Ministry leadership teams would find the course useful to help think about new ways to engage with their local communities. Sessions will include discussions, videos and hands-on activities based on themes such as mission, vision and values, community engagement, Gospel and culture.

Revd Tom Fish, highlighted the importance of new ways of working, saying, “Fresh Expressions are the fastest growing part of the Church of England, reaching people and communities that existing churches cannot.”

Find out more about the Mission-Shaped Ministry course on the diocesan website. To book a place on the course, please email training@cofe-worcester.org.uk.