Welcome to the new look Resourcing Mission Bulletin for 2013!
In this issue Sandra Cobbin, freelance trainer and mediator, examines how conflict and reconciliation in churches can be dealt with in a healthy way. Lay Missioners Carolyn and Mark Gilmore explore the factors which have transformed decline into growth in Radford parish in Southwell and Nottingham diocese. We look at how Hodge Hill church in Birmingham diocese found a new model of community engagement after structural problems forced a move from its church building. Peter Morgan, New Communities Development Officer in Oxford Diocese, shares his overview of Local Plans and how to respond to them, in the context of meeting mission challenges in new communities. And we link to New Philanthropy Capital’s recent report ‘Making an Impact’. Read more about the Bulletin here.
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October 2012 – Parish Development:
This issue focuses on parish development. It looks at how Toronto diocese is supporting parish development; discusses a structured approach to parish development, drawing together the experience of a number of (English) dioceses; and offers a visioning day toolkit for growth action planning.
It continues to be our hope that the Bulletin will be an effective vehicle for helping to disseminate the lessons learned from existing ministry and mission, spread ideas about the opportunities for growth and, more generally, stimulate thinking on a range of resourcing issues.
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