Resources, stories and ideas

last updated on: 29th Sep 2012

Shaped by God has, at its heart, finding what is effective for mission where you are.  It is likely no idea or resource from another church or Mission Partnership will ever fit your context exactly.  However, below is an index of a range of ideas, stories and resources (just click on them to download).  For regular updates, ideas and resources why not also visit the Shaped by God blog at http://www.shapedbyGod.co.uk   It is updated every couple of days so why not add it to your favourites or make it your home page to make sure you don't miss out?   

This page is now an historic archive and no longer regularly updated.  See www.ShapedByGod.co.uk for regular and newer updates

2020 Vision Process - how does it effect Shaped by God (on page 5)

Back to Church Sunday
Visit the Back to Church Sunday section of this website for a host of ideas and resources

Book, audio and TV Reviews (all books especially related to mission in some way)
Bothered and Bewildered: enacting hope in troubled times (by Ann Morisy)
Challenging Questions for Churches wanting to grow (by John Holmes)
Do the Green Thing (TV Programme/website)
Is God great?  A debate between Christopher Hitchens and John Lennox
Jesus People: what the church should do next (by Steve Croft)
The Audacity to Win (by David Plouffe)
The God Delusion debate - between Richard Dawkins and John Lennox
What Would Google Do? (by Jeff Jarvis)
Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition: a book review
Mission Shaped Evangelism: a book review (on page 6 of file)
Mission Shaped Congregations Resources DVD: a review (on page 6 of file)
Review of The Christ we Share and Beautiful Lives: faith sharing & mission resources (on page 6)

Evangelism
SWIG discussion dinner parties!
Enderby's week of focused Mission
'Stepping Stones': a guide to evangelism & nurture courses (updated Aug 09)
Sing Christmas: a report on 2009
Xchange 09: A week of focused mission in Thurnby
Passion for Life in Rothley: a mission week in 2010 (on page 2 of the file when clicked on)

Grill a Vicar: one story from a mission week in South West Framland (on page 8 of file when clicked on)
Reach for the Sky: a weekend of renewal for mission and evangelism (on page 3 of the file when clicked on)
Foxton Community Choir (on page 6 of the file when clicked on)


Fresh Expressions
Details of Presence: A Fresh Expression in Leicester City Centre
Family.Fun.Church at St. Chad's, Leicester
The Unit at Hope Hamilton (a report from the first Birthday party)
The Story of Worship Pot in Harborough
Fresh Expressions in the Sacramental Tradition: a book review
Stonesby Cafe: an emerging Fresh Expression
The Well in Kibworth - the longer version of the story

Future of Shaped by God
Read an interview with Bishop Tim on the latest (Autumn 09)

Lifelong Christian Nurture
'Stepping Stones': a guide to evangelism & nurture courses (updated Aug 09)
Lifelong Christian Nurture
Reach for the Sky: a weekend of renewal for mission and evangelism (on page 3 of the file when clicked on)

Mission Action Planning
Click here to see more details of reviews into various mission planning tools on the Shaped by God blog

Parish Mission Fund
Application Form (revised Feb08)
Notes for Guidance

Prayer
Closer to God course
Rooted in Prayer

Schools
Church and School: a booklet of guidance, ideas and resources for the local church
The Held Together Pilgrimage - missional possibilities for churches (on page 5)

Self-giving service
Self-giving Service - how do we score as a church?
Street Pastors in Blaby (on page 2 of the file when clicked on)

Foxton Community Choir (on page 6 of the file when clicked on)

Welcoming Newcomers
Everybody Welcome: a four week welcome course by Bob Jackson and George Fisher  or read a review of the course from three participants on page two here
Welcoming Newcomers - a warm greeting to visitors
From attending to belonging to contributing - as simple as ABC? (front page article)

Worship
The Worship Audit
Mission Partnership Renewal Service: a report from East Akeley South: Mission Partnership
 

 Resources for Evangelism in an Anglo-Catholic Context: All Saints Mission Partnership have recently invested seven course based resources for use in evangelism, faith sharing and growing in faith of particular use in an Anglo-Catholic context. All these are freely are available to churches to borrow. Philip O’Reilly and Barry Hill have written summaries and reviews of the resources which can be read here: http://sbg.dioceseofleicester.com/?p=1081 Contact Philip to borrow philiporeilly@leicester.anglican.org

We'd love to hear your stories of what God has used to help grow His Kingdom, send them to the Shaped by God team via Barry Hill (details in clergy drop down bar in the top right of this page).

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