Mission, ministry and growth

Creative Mission Forum

The aim of the Creative Mission Forum is to build a learning network of people with a common interest in Creative Mission, Re-imagining Ministry and Fresh Expressions of church.  An important element of the Creative Mission Forum is the sharing of missional stories with each other. The Forum gives us a unique platform for collective learning.

Download notes from the September 2014 meeting: Insights from the Creative Mission Forum

Download notes from the March 2015 meeting: Creative Mission Forum March 2015

Download notes from September 2016 meeting on church buildings: Presentation from Nigel Walter.

The next Creative Mission Forum is on the 20th March 2017 and will be on the topic of ‘Faith Sharing’ in different contexts. Please save the date.

Mission Shaped Ministry

Canterbury and Rochester Dioceses and the South East District of the Methodist church are currently running a Mission Shaped Ministry Course which began in September 2015 and will run until July next year with nearly 40 students enrolled. Mission Shaped Ministry is an ecumenical learning journey which equips you for creative mission.  For more information about the MSM programme click here.

Mission Shaped Ministry is running locally in 2016-17 in two locations – at All Saints Church, Canterbury, and in Bluewater Shopping Centre. To register interest in future MSM courses please email hadams@diocant.org. Funding is usually available for those applying from the Canterbury Diocese on the condition that the application is for a team and not an individual.


Mission Action Plans

The General Synod of the Church of England commended Mission Action Planning at its July 2011 meeting. This has become the first resource in many of our Dioceses. Background information can be found at http://www.churchgrowthrd.org.uk/resources/results

Mission Accompaniment in the Diocese of Canterbury

Diocesan Mission and Growth Advisor

Following the retirement of Kerry Thorpe in August 2016 the post of Diocesan Mission and Growth Advisor is currently vacant. While the role of Diocesan Mission and Growth Advisor is vacant all queries should be directed to colleagues in the Local Church Development Framework who are overseeing the work for the role while it is unoccupied and who would be more than happy to help you:

Peter Ingrams, Local Ministries and Growth Adviser, pingrams@diocant.org

Holly Adams, Training and Events Coordinator, hadams@diocant.org