The Work of the Presbytery MaD Convener Eat, breathe, and sleep – thinking about being a missional church and urging people to develop a missional mindset. Share information – we are preparing a “canned” powerpoint and some cool videos Promote Fresh Expressions and Mission Shaped Ministry Courses. Take your Presbytery through the Five Habits. Promote […]
In the late 1990’s the Church of England started to investigate its “Crisis of Infertility”. They recognised that they were facing their own demise. A research team was formed and they produced this book which was the precursor to the very exciting Fresh Expressions movement. This book is now freely available without copyright. Download it […]
George Marchinkowski has written a very helpful and beautifully challenging series on being Missional.
On Feb 8-10, 2017, the M&D committee gathered conveners from all the Presbyteries in the Denomination to orientate, equip, encourage and inspire them to do the work of Mission and Discipleship. You could say we were spreading the M&Dness! There was good fellowship, inspiring devotions, challenging inputs and we believe all benefited and that the […]
This presentation from Sibusiso Zungu really challenged and stretched us. Have a look at the contrast between Maintenance and Missional Leaders – It’s powerful!
Introduction: Witnessing. Evangelism. Mission. Sharing our Faith. Discipling. Telling others…. Whatever word or phrase we use to describe the process of telling others about our Christian faith, the truth is that we often feel overwhelmed and fearful about it. In this short course we’re going to look at what is involved in sharing our faith. […]
Eddie Stopforth has provided an extensive set of documents for Training in Eldership (TIE)It is a huge download (16Mb)! Click HERE… (You may need to right-click and choose “save as”).
The committee believes that changing the mind-set of the UPCSA from an institution to a movement will require a redefinition of the most basic unit, the congregation. What is a congregation? At the most basic level, a congregation is a gathering, an ecclesia. This is a dynamic term not a static one. We can also […]
We were requested by General Assembly to supply a definition of a Missional Church. Here is the definition we’ve proposed: What is a Missional Church? A Missional Church is a sent Church, which understands its primary work as witnessing to Christ and serving God in the world. A Missional Church is shaped by God for […]
This year the Mission Shaped Ministry Course of Fresh Expressions will be offered in a shorter bites sized format. Please look at the pamphlet below: