Presentation on theme: "Delivering the Strategic Priorities using Deanery Mission Action Plans Towards a Mission-Shaped Diocese."— Presentation transcript:
Delivering the Strategic Priorities using Deanery Mission Action Plans Towards a Mission-Shaped Diocese
Overview As a result of this presentation, we trust and pray that you will have: A clear understanding of the Deanery Mission Action Plan (dMAP) process A clear sense of what needs to be done A clearer sense of your part in “Living the Mission of Jesus”
Turning to Scripture 23 And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24 but by this time the boat, battered by the waves, was far from the land, for the wind was against them. 25 And early in the morning he came walking towards them on the lake. 26 But when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified, saying, ‘It is a ghost!’ And they cried out in fear. 27 But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said, ‘Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid.’ 28 Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ 29 He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat, started walking on the water, and came towards Jesus. 30 But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’ 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, ‘You of little faith, why did you doubt?’ 32 When they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33 And those in the boat worshipped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’ St Matthew Chapter 14
Turning to Scripture Look Up Step Out Keep Going
Societal Context Mind the Gap: our societal context has changed Bridge the Gap: our mission context has changed Close the Gap: our church needs to change
Our Response: Diocesan Context Vision: Living the mission of Jesus 3 Dimensions: passionate personal spirituality, pioneering faith communities, prophetic global citizens 4 Strategic Priorities: growing authentic disciples, re-imagining the church, transforming society, living together sacrificially
The Challenge How can we deliver a mission-shaped diocese attuned, agile and ready to serve to live the mission of Jesus in our changed context? Our focus is on one strand… expressing the 4 SPs through Deanery Mission Action Plans (dMAPs)
Notice… The key role of the Deanery and Mission Pastoral Committee The key event of the Deanery Consultation The key resources to be made available The key actions to be completed
Deanery Mission Action Planning 1.What is a Mission Action Plan? 2.How can we develop Deanery Mission Action Plans (dMAPs)? 3.What is the Process for delivery? 4.What is the Timescale for this? 5.What Resources are available?
1. What is a Mission Action Plan? A MAP is a living document which draws together a plan to develop an Archdeaconry, Deanery Benefice or Chaplaincy in its missional activity. ”…a document which outlines the missional activities that a church is going to do in the coming months or years. It is built on a clear sense of God’s vision for the church – what God is calling the church to be and do “ (Chew and Ireland, How to do Mission Action Planning, SPCK, London:2009).
2. How can we develop dMAPs?
3. What is the process for delivery? Review Phase Plan Phase Act Phase
Review Phase Listen to God Listen to the Church Listen to the community
Plan Phase Deanery Consultations DMPC sift output DMPC consult with PCCs DMPC finalise plan DMPC present to Deanery Synod
4. What is the timescale? March to May: Review Phase –Listen to God, Church, community –Review DMPC June to November: Plan Phase –Deanery Consultations –DMPC draft initial plan and consult PCCs –DMPC review resource implications –DMPC present plan to Deanery Synod November 22 nd 2014 onwards: Act Phase
5. What Resources are available? Companions for each Deanery in pairs Expert advice from dMAP Support Group Web page with all necessary resources Handbook for Area Deans/Lay Chairs Good practice guidance for DMPCs Guidelines on pastoral re-organisation DVD of the 4SPs in action
What are the next steps? Book dates Review presentation material Brief Deanery Standing Committee Share with Chapter colleagues Review DMPC DMPC gathers information
Remember… But immediately Jesus spoke to them and said: “Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid”