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Shared Ministry

What is Shared Ministry?
Shared Ministry involves active cooperation between many people, laity and clergy.
 In different places shared ministry has developed for a variety of reasons - theological and practical. Patterns of shared ministry are given a variety of names, including "Collaborative Ministry", "Mutual Ministry", "Local Ministry Teams" and "Every Member Ministry"
                                 (from the Church of England website)
Frequently asked questions about shared ministry include:
  • What's happening here?
  • What are we doing?
  • How can the Diocese help my church to develop Shared Ministry?
  • What can we offer?
For more information on these issues, click here.
If you would like to develop Shared Ministry in your own church, please contact Mandy Stanton for an initial conversation – email or phone 01254 503084.
For some useful resources on shared ministry, click here.
Anyone interested in developing lay leadership may like to know about a conference later this year entitled 'Bread, Fish and Expectancy: Growing Disciples, Sharing Ministry'. The conference runs from 19th-21st October 2017 at The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick and is organised by the national Shared Ministry Network. For the flyer click here or for more information please contact Mandy Stanton.


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