The Ministry Shift

‘The Ministry Shift’ is a new, weekly, 15-minute show featuring Lichfield Diocese ministers reflecting on – and wrestling with – living out their calling in changing times.   

From morale to online ministry; from staying in touch with the community to maintaining a prayer life – we’ll explore how the coronavirus is impacting ministry for ordained and lay alike with a new show each week.   Watch past shows on YouTube, or tune into our diocesan Facebook group for a live broadcast at 4.30pm each Monday, where you can post comments and questions as the show takes place.

The Ministry Shift episode 15 - Where are we now?

As churches begin to reopen for public worship, TMS heads into a break: in this last episode for now, a group of lay and ordained ministers reflect on lockdown and the future.

The Ministry Shift Extra episode 07x - Black Lives Matter 2

The Ministry Shift Extra returns to the topic of Black Lives Matter and begins to unwrap some of the issues that we as a church can tackle, perhaps learning from schools' experience, or hear the challenging stories of current clergy born to Windrush parents.

The Ministry Shift episode 14 - What is the online spike?

The Ministry Shift Extra x06 - Opening the doors

As the government has said churches can open for private prayer, how are churches dealing with that permission and all the other concerns that brings to the fore?

The Ministry Shift episode 13

How different is preaching online from preaching in a building? Join Merry Smith, Yejide Peters, Marg Mattocks and Liz Jones explored what we might learn about this from lockdown on The Ministry Shift.

The Ministry Shift Extra episode x05: Black Lives Matter

The Ministry Shift episode 12: Listening to our Communities

The Ministry Shift episode 11: Discipleship

The Ministry Shift episode 10: INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL

with participants from partner and friendly dioceses in Canada, Germany, and Malaysia

The Ministry Shift episode 9: Outreach

The Ministry Shift Extra 04: Rural Ministry

The Ministry Shift episode 08: Talking to our congregations

The Ministry Shift Extra 03: Lay Ministry

The Ministry Shift episode 7: Rest and Recuperation

The Ministry Shift episode 6b: Funerals

The 'after-show' discussion by the panel before finishing their zoom call was so interesting, we made a second episode from it!

The Ministry Shift episode 6: Funerals what are they for?

The Ministry Shift Extra - 02

Continuing discussion on the changes in ministry of ministers in Fresh Expressions brought on by lockdown and beginning to contemplate how ministry may resume or change if/when restrictions are eased.

Episode 5: Online Worship

- 27 April

The Ministry Shift Extra - 01

A sub-series looking at some more specialist areas of ministry. First up - Fresh Expressions.

Episode 4: Socially-distanced funerals

- 20 April 2020

Episode 3: Reflection

- 13 April 2020

Episode 2: Doing Easter Remotely

- 6 April 2020

Episode 1: A Frantic Fortnight?

- 2 April 2020


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