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1 Missional Strategy What’s come before today? How we got here But are we on the “Other Side” yet? January 2015 What’s come before today? How we got here But are we on the “Other Side” yet? January 2015

2 Small steps Pre-missional Info collection and sharing Policy support Fund development Missional Pondering possibilities – praying, visioning Learning Educate, recruit, experiment, evaluate Re-iterate Pre-missional Info collection and sharing Policy support Fund development Missional Pondering possibilities – praying, visioning Learning Educate, recruit, experiment, evaluate Re-iterate

3 Vision and Provision Five thematic areas: - Local Leadership - Diocesan Leadership - Leadership of the Holy Spirit - Funding - Structures

4 Mapping the Diocese Myrlene Boken’s reports –Statistics –Analysis –Maps – literal and figurative Myrlene Boken’s reports –Statistics –Analysis –Maps – literal and figurative

5 Benchmarks – what is healthy Income Expenses Personnel Property Stewardship Income Expenses Personnel Property Stewardship DR

6 Sustainable Unsustainable Static Strategic Able to articulate and demonstrate a vital mission and ministry appropriate to the context Lack resources to carry out their mission Have the resources (people, buildings, spiritual health, money) To carry out their mission. Mission ResourceResource No clear mission to context. Inward looking, maintenance focussed Sustainable & Strategic Ministry Policy DR

7 Canonical changes Canon 10 clerical appointments/terminations Canon 13 parishes, creation and disestablishment Canon 29 designated ministries Canon 2 diocesan council Canon 3 executive board Canon 10 clerical appointments/terminations Canon 13 parishes, creation and disestablishment Canon 29 designated ministries Canon 2 diocesan council Canon 3 executive board

8 Ministry Allocation Fund Funded from the sale of surplus Real estate. The MAF has been set up to provide grants or loans according to three broad categories: Real estate purposes. (70%) Congregational growth and ministry resources. (20%) Creating new forms of ministry. (10%) Funded from the sale of surplus Real estate. The MAF has been set up to provide grants or loans according to three broad categories: Real estate purposes. (70%) Congregational growth and ministry resources. (20%) Creating new forms of ministry. (10%) DR

9 Synod 2005 worship, proclaim, embody To recruit and support transformative, adaptive, entrepreneurial leadership, both ordained and lay, to address the issues of our times and bring about healthy renewal and transformative change. To redefine our assessment and stewardship practices to reward investment in ministry and people, always remembering that the church is an instrument, and not an object, of God � s mission. To recruit and support transformative, adaptive, entrepreneurial leadership, both ordained and lay, to address the issues of our times and bring about healthy renewal and transformative change. To redefine our assessment and stewardship practices to reward investment in ministry and people, always remembering that the church is an instrument, and not an object, of God � s mission. To look prayerfully and critically at the sustainability of parishes and act on the need to close/amalgamate some churches to achieve congregational health and vitality everywhere. To transform our governance models to reflect the size and complexity of our diocesan community and to better focus our efforts to enable the work of parish leaders in their communities. To look prayerfully and critically at the sustainability of parishes and act on the need to close/amalgamate some churches to achieve congregational health and vitality everywhere. To transform our governance models to reflect the size and complexity of our diocesan community and to better focus our efforts to enable the work of parish leaders in their communities. CJ

10 Investing in Healthy Congregations Facilitated Parish Selection Committee processes - Matching gifts with mission Fresh Start - Healthy Transitions Natural Church Development – building healthy congregations Facilitated Parish Selection Committee processes - Matching gifts with mission Fresh Start - Healthy Transitions Natural Church Development – building healthy congregations Intentional, parish- focused Stewardship programs – average 15% increase Parish mapping re Sustainability - palliative care for unsustainable parishes Intentional, parish- focused Stewardship programs – average 15% increase Parish mapping re Sustainability - palliative care for unsustainable parishes DR

11 Church Planting The Rt. Rev. David Colin Jones Bishop Suffragan of Virginia The Rt. Rev. David Colin Jones Bishop Suffragan of Virginia CJ

12 Vision The Vision comes from God. A Vision from God is Exciting. Vision Drives Mission and Ministry. The Vision comes from God. A Vision from God is Exciting. Vision Drives Mission and Ministry. CJ

13 Leadership The main task of leadership is to discern God’s vision for mission and ministry The main task of leadership is to discern God’s vision for mission and ministry CJ

14 Strategy: Intentional Responsiveness to Opportunities for Mission We cast a bold vision and then wait for openings. We challenge and then pray. We encourage and then let go. CJ

15 VISION PRECEDES PROVISION CJ

16 Bold Vision “It takes an eight-figure vision to attract a seven-figure gift.” CJ

17 Parallel Fronts of Church Planting 1. Praying for God’s Vision 2. Refining the Vision – Strategic Planning 3. Communicating a Bold Vision 4. Creating Opportunities for Generosity 5. Recruiting Entrepreneurial Evangelistic Leaders 1. Praying for God’s Vision 2. Refining the Vision – Strategic Planning 3. Communicating a Bold Vision 4. Creating Opportunities for Generosity 5. Recruiting Entrepreneurial Evangelistic Leaders CJ

18 Church Plant Working Group Gathered by Ministry Resources Department Led by Rev. Dr. Duke Vipperman Gathered visionaries and dreamers Learned, educated, planned, advocated, supported, funded…… Gathered by Ministry Resources Department Led by Rev. Dr. Duke Vipperman Gathered visionaries and dreamers Learned, educated, planned, advocated, supported, funded…… DR

19 Bishop’s Church Plant Working Group Became a Bishop’s Committee Outside of departmental silos, avoided turf issues Met to advise bishop – action was therefore that of the Bishop. Became a Bishop’s Committee Outside of departmental silos, avoided turf issues Met to advise bishop – action was therefore that of the Bishop. DR

20 Bishop’s Church Plant Working Group Church Planting “Manual” – provided a solid roadmap Credible Assessment of potential Church Planters – identified the entrepreneurial leadership – convinced us that we could do this Initiated Vital Church Planting conference – educating the whole church – deepening our ecclesiology and missiology Church Planting “Manual” – provided a solid roadmap Credible Assessment of potential Church Planters – identified the entrepreneurial leadership – convinced us that we could do this Initiated Vital Church Planting conference – educating the whole church – deepening our ecclesiology and missiology DR

21 Synods Evolving understanding, definition and methodology Synod 2007 – Residential at Durham 5 new churches?; a major capital campaign proposed Lambeth Conference 2008 – indaba process focusing discussion on mission Synod 2008 – Phil Potter, dir. of Pioneer Ministries, Diocese of Liverpool Evolving understanding, definition and methodology Synod 2007 – Residential at Durham 5 new churches?; a major capital campaign proposed Lambeth Conference 2008 – indaba process focusing discussion on mission Synod 2008 – Phil Potter, dir. of Pioneer Ministries, Diocese of Liverpool CJ

22 VCP 1 Canon Victoria Hird how to plant churches - the Virginia Model Dr. George Lings (via John Bowen) planting in the post-christendom reality Canon Victoria Hird how to plant churches - the Virginia Model Dr. George Lings (via John Bowen) planting in the post-christendom reality DR

23 Fresh Expressions Moving from Christendom to Post Christendom US vs. UK models George Lings (VCP 2) Graham Cray (March 08) Paul Bayes and Phil Potter (VCP 3) John Bowen -> FX Canada Synod 2009 – moving towards a Mission- shaped Diocese BCPWG now FEWG (Fresh Expressions Working Group) US vs. UK models George Lings (VCP 2) Graham Cray (March 08) Paul Bayes and Phil Potter (VCP 3) John Bowen -> FX Canada Synod 2009 – moving towards a Mission- shaped Diocese BCPWG now FEWG (Fresh Expressions Working Group) Both

24 Educationand coaching Church planter assessment Mission Possible Bible Studies –(English & Cantonese) Re-Imagining Church – shaped for mission Sally Gaze – Mission Shaped and Rural Coaching for planters Mission Transformation Process – Alan Roxburgh IDLC (Liverpool) / IDLC 2 (Toronto) Clergy Conference 2013 Church planter assessment Mission Possible Bible Studies –(English & Cantonese) Re-Imagining Church – shaped for mission Sally Gaze – Mission Shaped and Rural Coaching for planters Mission Transformation Process – Alan Roxburgh IDLC (Liverpool) / IDLC 2 (Toronto) Clergy Conference 2013

25 Initiatives St. Matthew’s Oriel St. Paul’s reconnect St. Anne’s Gladstone and Jeremiah Community Jenny Andison – ABOM Mandarin ministry Redeemer, Ajax St. George the Martyr Susan Bell – Canon Missioner St. Stephen’s-in-the-Fields Wycliffe College course: Missional Leadership St. Matthew’s Oriel St. Paul’s reconnect St. Anne’s Gladstone and Jeremiah Community Jenny Andison – ABOM Mandarin ministry Redeemer, Ajax St. George the Martyr Susan Bell – Canon Missioner St. Stephen’s-in-the-Fields Wycliffe College course: Missional Leadership

26 Funding Area Bishops Diocesan Executive Board and Council Ministry Allocations Fund ($12.5million available; $24 million allocated) REACH Grants ($ ); STRECH Grants ($ ,000) OFOH >$41million ($14million for parishes directly; $3.3million for Pioneering Ministries; $4.9million for multi-staffing parishes) Area Bishops Diocesan Executive Board and Council Ministry Allocations Fund ($12.5million available; $24 million allocated) REACH Grants ($ ); STRECH Grants ($ ,000) OFOH >$41million ($14million for parishes directly; $3.3million for Pioneering Ministries; $4.9million for multi-staffing parishes)

27 Evolving BCPWG  incarnation, transfiguration, resurrection models  Blue sky – education – tactical – supervision  Church planting – fresh expressions – missional FEWG  PEMG  Education  Coaching  Visioning BCPWG  incarnation, transfiguration, resurrection models  Blue sky – education – tactical – supervision  Church planting – fresh expressions – missional FEWG  PEMG  Education  Coaching  Visioning

28 Learnings/Questions Protecting the seedlings Coaching and support of planters Adaptive challenges & technicians Reasonable risk Time lines and accountability Flexibility Assessment tools Personalities - teams Funding model – seed funds or major investments Re-assessment of ecclesiology Protecting the seedlings Coaching and support of planters Adaptive challenges & technicians Reasonable risk Time lines and accountability Flexibility Assessment tools Personalities - teams Funding model – seed funds or major investments Re-assessment of ecclesiology


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