Here’s the latest roundup of stuff that I’ve found around the WWW this month – ideas, resources, events, etc for ministry and mission.
Last night at Port Phillip East Presbytery we launched our Mission Pilot Process, part of a significant cultural change process within the presbytery called “Cultivating our Future”. This has been facilitated by Phil McCredden from Ecclesia Leadership whom you’ll see in this video.
From the brochure:
The Mission Cultivation Process is a twelve-month process for congregations to learn about new ways of being in mission through action learning – taking on a new initiative and learning from the experience.
The Port Phillip East Presbytery Cultivating a New Future Process includes a strategic priority to develop a small number of Congregational Mission Pilots in 2019 and 2020. This involves a process of missional cultural change designed to assist congregations to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Christendom context in Australia.
The Presbytery is seeking to identify three congregations for this first round of mission pilots, with subsequent rounds from mid-2020. Congregations are invited to submit expressions of interest to participate in the project by 31 August, 2019.
Here’s the A4 version of the supporting documents .
The brochure will be available via our presbytery website in the next couple of days.
We’ll be sharing our learnings both within and beyond the presbytery as we proceed. I’m very excited about this venture, both personally and for our presbytery.
In several weeks I’ll be running an education and resourcing session in Melbourne focussed on helping ministers, youth workers and congregational leaders work on how they prepare young people and adults for baptism and confirmation.
We’ll be looking at
- baptism in a post-Christendom world
- how mainline churches are rethinking confirmation
- dimensions of belief, belonging and discipleship
- considerations around ages and stages of maturity
- several approaches to preparing people
- the role of mentors and other companions on the journey
- a range of print, multimedia and online resources
- a sample of forthcoming UCA resources
I’m back with my occasional roundup of online articles, news, resources, ideas and events about forming and educting lifelong disciples in mission.
Just a heads-up to say that I’m reviving my Growing Disciples Scoopit page shortly. This is a 4-6 weekly page of ideas, resources, articles and media from around the WWW related to formation, education, discipleship and mission. I’ll continue to post blogs here about my own stuff.