The aim of the Mission Team is to to encourage and resource healthy growing churches and fresh expressions of church, supporting work in schools and chaplaincies. We work closely with Ministry, Transforming Communities, Vocations and Training,and Education to support Discipleship, Vocation and Evangelism in Lichfield diocese. We want to work with local churches to focus on mission, evangelism and growth, helping them to dream their dreams, develop their visions and to implement them.
The Director of Mission George Fisher retired in July 2019, and the Mission team is currently in the process of becoming a part of the Diocese's new DVE Department.
A draft A4 summary of some of the people that make up the Mission Team is here. If you're not sure who to contact in the first instance, a natural first point of contact is Mr Richard Barrett, Mission Coordinator: Email or 01543 622592.
Key areas that we support and promote are;
- Resourcing Parish Mission (More here)
- Fresh Expressions (More here) (Including Messy Church here)
- Top Tips for healthy growing churches (More here)
There are a wide variety of other resources available to help churches with their mission, evangelism and growth, including: Everybody Welcome; Healthy Churches; Larger, Midi and Smaller Churches; LEMnAID Newsletter; Mission Action Planning; Top Tips; Training.