The Mission Shaped Ministry course just gets better and better. This is a course run in Lincoln, with one evening a month and the occasional all day Saturday, looking at how we engage in ministry and in particular focussing on Fresh Expressions of Church.
This evening was one of the best as we looked at the ten marks of an Apostle, people who are learning that they are
1 called and sent
2 greatly beloved
3 seeing and listening
4 taking nothing for the journey
5 going two by two
6 praying and depending on the Holy Spirit
7 bearing the message
8 wounded healers
9 living rhythmically
10 being adventurers
Starting from a strong Biblical context the course examined what each one meant for those of us engaged in Ministry today. This is challenging stuff and it is really stretching my thinking. I`m glad to have joined the course and this sabbatical is giving me the time to explore it properly.