MSM Lancashire and Carlisle 17

The Diocese of Carlisle, Lancashire, Blackburn and Cumbria Methodist Districts are delighted to make MSM available locally.  We believe it will be a significant resource for building the Kingdom of God in this area.  Individuals are most welcome, but we particularly hope that small groups from a church of fresh expression will come as this will deepen the impact of the course. 

Who is it for?

  • Those exploring how to begin, sustain and grow a fresh expression of church;
  • Experienced pioneers who want to reflect on what they are doing;
  • Those wanting to learn qualities of Christian ministry;
  • Christians who want their churches to be more effective in mission;
  • All denominations, traditions and ages;
  • Urban, suburban and rural contexts.

Features of the course

  • Designed for busy Christians;
  • Delivered ecumenically;
  • Local and national teachers;
  • Reflection on your context and story;
  • Varied learning styles and resources;
  • Coaching, mentoring, learning networks;
  • Full materials and extra online material.

Modules include

  • Mission context;
  • The mission of God;
  • Vision, values and call;
  • Starting something new;
  • Listening for mission;
  • What is church?
  • Gospel and culture;
  • Team roles and behaviour;
  • Discipleship;
  • Evangelism;
  • Spirituality, worship and the sacraments;
  • Growing to maturity.

Your local course

The course leaders and teachers include David Banbury, John and Olive Drane, Richard Passmore, Alison Ransome, Archdeacon Mark Ireland, Linda Tomkinson and Grant Ashton

Course timetable and venue

  • Saturday 30 September 2017
  • Wednesday 11 October 2017
  • Thursday 12 October 2017
  • Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • Thursday 23 November 2018
  • Wednesday 10 January 2018
  • Thursday 11 January 2018
  • Wednesday 7 February 2018
  • Thursday 8 February 2018
  • Residential weekend 16-18 March 2018

There will be additional MSM modules offered on Saturdays in 2018, participants will be informed of the dates during the course.

Saturday will run from 09.30-16.00 at Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7QY

Weeknights from 19.30 -21.30 Wednesday at Bamber Bridge Methodist Church, Station Road, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire, PR5 6ED & Thursday at Carlisle Diocesan Offices, Church House, 19-24 Friargate, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 7XR

The residential weekend is at Cumbria Park Hotel, 32 Scotland Road, Carlisle, CA3 9DG


£285 which covers all materials, refreshments and the weekend away.

Download the flier and booking form below or book online.


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