The aim of the School of Mission is to see every Christian in the UK comfortable and confident in sharing their faith faith in Christ Jesus through deed and words with wisdom, sensitivity and under the guidance and leadership of the Holy Spirit.
We are not about running talking shops for religious professionals, but want to explore how we can encourage ordinary Christians to explore more of what it means for each of us to participate in the mission of God in our locality and discover Gods call on our lives.
We believe that if you love Jesus and have a pulse then God is calling you to partner with him in transforming the world!
Coming Soon: Meeting Brendan in Birmingham, a write up of Andy's Activist Pilgrimage from Cornwall to Carlilse.
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Andy is married to Allana and they have a daughter and have recently moved back to Poole in Dorset, prior to that Andy was a Pioneer Minister in Kingswood and Hanham (Bristol) and was involved in setting up Street Pastors and planted a Church by the edge of a skate park (despite being totally unable to skate!) Before coming to Kingswood he was a curate in Salisbury, trained at St. John's Nottingham, and was a Youth/Schools worker in Poole, York and Wakefield. He loves films, books, beer and hanging out with his family.
Jackie is a former Salvation Army Officer in Poole, also has been involved with the Freedom in Christ Course and with the work of Redeeming Our Communities. She chaired Churches Together in Poole for a number of years and worked with Faithworks Wessex, she started Town Pastors in Poole and was part of the Vineyard Church in Bournemouth, she has now moved back to Norfolk where she is beginning to get involved.
Mark has lived in Bristol nearly all of his life, he is part of the leadership team of the River of Life Church in Hartcliffe, he was also heavily involved with the planting of Kingswood Street Pastors and even on one occasion had to take the Archbishop of Canterbury under his wing. He is a very gifted speaker and the least boring accountant you are ever likely to meet!
Chris is an ordained Anglican Pioneer Minister working in Carlisle, before that he worked in Poole in Dorset for a Fresh Expression called Reconnect and a large Anglican Church in the town centre. Chris is passionate about justice and compassion, and once nearly got arrested for sitting in front of a tank at an arms fayre he was picketing. Chris trained at Trinity College Bristol and before ordination he was a detached youth worker. Chris was the first member of the youth parliament to be elected in the UK.
AJ is a Youth and Community Worker for St. Andrew's Church in Bournemouth, he has also worked for the youth service and studied at Moorlands Bible College, before that he has worked at Robert Dyas and has also done some work as a painter and decorator. He is never afraid to ask difficult questions especially over a pint or a decent fry up.
|5th||Andy speaking at Buckland Road baptist.|
|20th - 22nd||Andy leading a workshop of the Fellowship of Parish Evangelists on "Pioneer Ministry and Evangelism.|
|29th||A gathering in Poole TBC|
|31st||Activist Pilgrimage to Bristol|
|1st||School of Mission Day at River Church Hartcliffe|
|2nd||Andy speaking at the River Church Hartcliffe|
|9th||Andy speaking at the Beacon Church|
|1st||Buckland Road Baptist.|
|20th - 22nd||March. Activist Pilgrimage from Bournemouth to Portsmouth. Exploring local projects in BCP, New Forest, the Isle of Wight, Southampton and Portsmouth. Short visit with opportunities to visit lots of projects and talk/share/laugh together... Grow community|
|27th||Andy Speaking at the Beacon Church.|
Hope to go from Portsmouth to Eastbourne later in the year as an Activist Pilgrimage. We also hope to have a pilgrimage for those who would call themselves "Spiritual but not Religous".
Any ideas of people or projects do contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
On the 3rd Sunday of the month 10:30, Andy takes the service at Parkstone URC, if you are in Poole why not join us?
Also, on the 3rd Sunday of every month, 7:30pm there is a gathering at the Delfino Lounge Poole, for those people who "Love Jesus but struggle with Church" where we chat, share and read the Bible, and just be. All welcome.