Mission Shed

Your local gathering point for learning and encouragement for faith sharing, prayer, growing in faith and exploring different ways to ‘be and do church’ together.

Mission Shed, 16 November 

Are you engaged in outreach within the church, or would like to be? Would you like to be encouraged in all that you do in your role within the church? Would you like to be given some inspiration to continue what you do already? If you have answered yes to any of those questions, then please do come along to The Boniface Centre on Wednesday 16th of November at 7:30pm, for Mission Shed.

Mission Shed, is an initiative of the Diocese of Exeter, that seeks to train and equip all those engaged in church mission and outreach and all those who wish to be. It is an opportunity to worship God with other Christians involved with mission and outreach. As part of Mission Shed there will be a chance to connect with others and to share stories of what has gone well and to look at how we can develop the current work that we do as church into more evangelistic, missional opportunities.

On the 16th of November at 7:30pm we shall be worshipping God, exploring what we currently do as churches in Mid Devon around Christmas and how we can use our current Christmas provision of services to be springboards for all the other things that we do a church community, before ending the evening in worship.

Mission Shed shall be a semi-regular event that seeks to support all those involved with mission in the Crediton and surrounding area of Mid-Devon.

If you would like to come along please and for more information please contact Rev’d Lewis Eden (leden95@gmail.com, 01363 779632) or Rev’d Janet May (janetmay69@gmail.com, 01363 779363)

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If you would like information about Mission Sheds in your area please email the Mission Sheds administrator, Jenny Beesley email.

What is Mission Shed?

Are you a church member or church leader keen to live out your faith in your everyday life, whether it is in church, at work, at home, at school and out in the community? Then Mission Shed is the place for you!

Mission Shed is a network of mission resource hubs across the Diocese of Exeter. Each hub meets three times a year in a local café, church or other community building. We share new ideas, showcase new resources, worship together and share the highs and lows of our varied mission work on the ground, whether it is running a toddler group, a lunch club, a job café, a Messy Church, a workplace prayer group, a fresh expression – you name it!  The hubs are a place to come and meet other Christians in your area, be filled up and sent out with new energy.

Once a year all the hubs gather together for a day of worship, workshops and teaching known as Mission Shed Central.

There are currently hubs covering North Devon, Plymouth, Okehampton, Torbay/South Devon and East Devon. New hubs are planned for Exeter and Mid-Devon.

Our vision is to:

  • Share good practice in growing church through a renewed-expression or fresh expression of church
  • Encourage the initiation of new and growth of existing Fresh Expressions of Church or new initiatives
  • Provide a learning community where Pioneers and Incumbents (and especially lay practitioners / teams) seeking to become more pioneering can learn from each other, be assisted, and energised for mission and growth
  • Provide or identify resource partnerships for those hoping to trial a Fresh Expression of Church or re-expression of inherited church that shows potential for growth
  • Enable intentional learning together (Missional learning communities) – prayer, church planting, discipleship, evangelism etc.
    • Mission shaped Initiation – encourage calling out of individuals and potential teams
    • Mission shaped ministry – training or lay leaders and teams
    • Mentoring / Coaching for teams and leaders
  • Accompany – ‘travel’ alongside and with others seeking to develop and grow
  • Encourage and enable ‘Re-Expression’ (Renewed expressions of inherited church models – A way of growth that comes from taking elements from others that will work in inherited church and responding to ‘come to us’ opportunities that already exist ie developing all-age worship and cafe services and other ways of exploring how to make the most of ‘come to us’ opportunities for evangelism.