The second Mission Shaped Ministry (MSM) course in Worcester Diocese begins in September 2019 in venues near Worcester and in the Black Country. 

The first course 2017-2018 encouraged many groups from all over the Diocese and further afield looking more closely at their communities and developing new ideas for mission. Meetings throughout a whole academic year gives time for interaction and conversation between churches and the time for reflection.

The Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes is coming to Worcester on 28 September for our All Together as Kingdom People day and he writes

"A few years ago General Synod described the mixed economy church as “the most promising mission strategy” for sharing the Gospel and the values of the Kingdom of God in these days. And it still is. So as you grow into being “Kingdom People” I hope that many people from the Diocese will learn more about how to share in God’s mission, by using the “Mission-Shaped Ministry” course together. It really does work - to sharpen vision, build confidence, and give clear and practical advice on how to make the church real in this generation. Highly recommended!"

The course has greatest benefit if a few people from a benefice or deanery are able to attend together, clergy and lay people. For further enquiries and to book places on the MSM course please speak to Emma Woollaston at the Diocesan Office: ewoollaston@cofe-worcester.org.uk

Read more about this year's Mission Shaped Ministry course.