The aim of the Mission Department 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 work with local churches to focus on mission, evangelism and growth, helping them to dream their dreams, develop their visions and to implement them.
George Fisher, as Director of Mission, sees his role as doing all he can to support those working in the parishes and using his experience to help and encourage. He is willing to talk to individuals, leadership teams, PCCs, clusters, chapters, and deaneries. David Cundill started as Deputy Director of Mission in April 2015, focussing primarily on supporting Fresh Expressions around the diocese. Along with Richard Barrett, their research assistant, the department aims to provide an efficient and comprehensive service to the churches. Contact details for all 3 can be found below.
An A5 booklet summary of what the Parish Mission department does is here.
An A4 summary of some of the people that make up the Mission Team is here.
Key areas that we support and promote are;
- Resourcing Parish Mission (More here)
- Fresh Expressions (More here) (Including Messy Church here)
- Reaching New Generations 0-18 (More here)
- Reaching New Generations 19-35 (More 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.