last updated on: 2nd Apr 2013
Click on the map above to see a larger version. For more information on specific Mission Partnerships click on the links to the right of this page.
To understand more about what a Mission Partnership is for, the concept behind them and the evolving identities they have click on 'What is Shaped by God?' in the red bar the top of this page. That page includes three metaphors which maybe helpful in identifying the role of your Mission Partnership. New partnerships are in continual discussion so it's not too late for the small minority who aren't yet in one. Contact Barry Hill (details in the clergy drop down bar at the top of this page) to discuss further.
Each Mission Partnerships has a Convenor. The primary role of a Partnership Convenor is to be a powerful advocate and personal promoter for mission, growth and renewal. They are there to help ensure the Mission Partnership rigorously keeps effective Spirit-led mission as their key priority, and as a litmus test to which all possible activities and ways of working are held. They act as a ‘first among equals’, with the model being one of ‘servant leadership’. They are authorised by the Bishop. There is considerable flexibility in how this might look in different partnerships, but in all places the Mission Partnership Convenor will:
+ work collaboratively with ministerial colleagues to promote mission within the MP
+ enthuse and motivate others to work together to promote mission locally
+ cultivate an environment where colleagues (lay and ordained) learn from one another and cooperate with one another for the sake of mission;
+ be mindful of the particular needs and aspirations of each of the member churches, so the missional vision of each individual church is considered as the wider MP vision is formed;
+ ensure effective team-working. Including levels of support and accountability.
Current Mission Partnerships and Convenors
Please visit their individual pages to the right of this page for details of who is involved and who the current Convenor is. If you are not sure which Mission Partnership you are in hopefully the map might help or contact firstname.lastname@example.org