Mission-shaped Parish

Traditional Church in a Changing World

Paul Bayes, Tim Sledge, John Holbrook

Sep/2010, 160 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781596271289



This is a practical how-to guide introducing new, mission-shaped practices in a traditional parish setting. This book looks at the church’s bread-and-butter activities—worship, pastoral contacts, civic and public responsibilities, faith formation, administration and leadership—and creatively points out how to reframe them with a focus on God’s mission.

John Holbrook is Rector of Wimborne Minster in Dorset.

Tim Sledge is the Missioner Enable in Peterborough.

Paul Bayes is the Church of England's National Missioner.

“The Mission-shaped Series is a God-send, literally. Every congregation on both sides of the Atlantic, be they Anglican or Episcopalian, liturgical or evangelical, should delve into these books immediately and thoughtfully and, above all else, prayerfully.” —Phyllis Tickle, author of The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

“For the church in this moment, nothing could be more important than turning from our internal anxieties to look for the ways God is at work in the world. This book invites us to trust that God uses ordinary churches and their ordinary ministries in God’s project of restoring all creation. Read it.” —Jeffrey Lee, Bishop of the Diocese of Chicago


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