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Mission Shaped Introduction – Dalton and Barrow sessions 1+2

13th January 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Six sessions to have a conversation about mission and re-imagining church.

Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace. How does the church respond to this change? Are new ways of being church possible? What might they look like? Mission shaped Introduction help us to reconnect with the communities that we are called to serve, taking us on a creative and reflective journey to re-imagine the forms of Church that are needed for the 21st Century and discover how we can refresh the missional DNA of our churches.

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The six sessions take you on a journey looking at the ever-changing nature of our social communities and explores why the church needs to rethink its approach to those communities in meaningful and relevant ways. The 120-minute sessions are delivered through presentation, movie clips, worship and stories with active group participation. It is ideal for those who are at the start of thinking about mission communities as well as those who are already well on the way.

The director of training for Fresh Expressions, Andrew Roberts, says, ‘Our world and our lives have changed radically in the last 20 years but has the church adapted to this change? This course helps people to focus on the big questions as to whether we need a changed church for a changing world. Are new forms of church really possible? If so, how can they be developed?’

We will be running Mission Shaped Introduction in 2 venues in parallel:

Sessions 1 & 2 – St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dalton on Sat Jan 13th from 9.30-3pm – for all

Sessions 3-6 – either St Aidan’s Church, Barrow or Market Street Community Church, Dalton

St Aidan’s – Wednesday afternoons, 1.30-3.30-pm, Jan 17th, 24th, 31st, Feb 7th

Market Street – Thursday evenings 7-9pm Jan 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, 8th


Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. MSI will be offered again in the summer term; expressions of interest for that can be made.To start the journey, contact: Elaine Bates, 01229 822149 or elaine.bates@cumbriachristianlearning.org.uk


Other MSI courses are taking around the county, full dates as follows:

Maryport on 7.00pm-9.00pm on Mondays 8th January, 15th January, 22nd January, 5th February, 12th February, 19th February.

Workington….dates and venue to be confirmed.

South Kendal, Holy Trinity Church, 7.00pm-9.00pm on Tuesdays 9th January, 16th January, 23rd January, 30th January, 6th February, 13th February.

North Kendal, St George’s Church, 7.00pm-9.00pm on Thursdays 11th January, 25th January, 8th February, 22nd February, 1st March, 15th March.

Barrow and Furness….they are running the first 2 sessions together on the Saturday 13th January and then in Barrow on Wednesday afternoons on the 17th January, 24th January, 31st January, 7th February, and Furness on Thursday evenings in Dalton on January 18th, 25th, Feb 1st, Feb 8th.

Allerthwaite in Cartmel Peninsula…dates to be confirmed

East of Penrith, Great Salked on Thursday evenings 7-9pm on 15th February, 22nd February, 1st March, 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March.


13th January 2018
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Cumbria Christian Learning
01768 807765


St Mary’s Parish Centre, Dalton
Market Place
Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria LA15 8AZ United Kingdom
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01229 462526