In response to requests from Missioners the widely used mission shaped intro course is now available in published form. The whole course presented in a 130 page book with accompanying dvd-rom is available for £10 with participant's workbooks available for £4 each (or £3.50 each when ten or more are ordered). The dvd-room includes all the PowerPoint material. To find out more or to buy please visit www.freshexpressions.org.uk/shop For those who prefer the downloadable version, this will continue to be available free of charge.
The in depth one year learning journey mission shaped ministry has now been experienced by over 3000 people in eight countries (now including Barbados, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa). Continuously updated in the light of feedback and fresh learning msm has recently been augmented with a worship companion with creative ideas for worship, prayer and further reflection produced by Olive Fleming-Drane.
The outcomes of msm are continually monitored. 90% of respondents say that the course has produced at least one of the following six outcomes:
- start a fresh expression of church (26%);
- develop an existing fresh expression of church (32%);
- apply the principles of msm to their present 'inherited' church (58%);
- clarify a call to pioneer ministry (20%);
- grow in support or oversight of a fresh expression of church (38%);
- grow in discipleship or Christian ministry (66%).
The Fresh Expressions team is now arranging msm courses for 2014. If you are interested in having a course in your area please contact Andrew Roberts firstname.lastname@example.org