See Stay Alert to the Spirit in Action

Week one of the new Stay Alert to the Spirit course is now available to try without an account. Take a few minutes to check out all of week one and the video to see what the new intergenerational materials look like.

What shape is your Church in after the pandemic...?

We are looking to support and help a few more post-covid pilot churches around the country to adventure with Jesus Shaped People.
A group photo of JSP participants at Christ Church Eston

What's it like to run Jesus Shaped People?

Revd Graham Potter shares his story of running Jesus Shaped People in the parish of Eston Christ Church with Normanby St George, on the southern side of Middlesbrough.
Illustration showing Jesus' temptation in the wilderness

Distracted, Diluted, Diverted: a Lent reflection

Lent is a funny mixture of a season. There’s a clear link with forty days that Jesus spent in the Judaean wilderness at the beginning of his ministry, following his baptism by John.
Photo of a microphone

A new podcast from NECN and Jesus Shaped People

Coming soon! A new podcast from National Estate Churches Network (NECN) and Jesus Shaped People (JSP): Out of the Margins: Hearing and responding to voices from the edges of mi
Photo showing the chapel at the Scargill Community, overlayed with the text 'Sold Out'

Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church now Sold Out!

If you were sill hoping to join us for the Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church conference JSP are running with the Scargill Community in March, you will need to contact Brendan for a place on the waiting list.

Jesus Shaped Witness to other faiths. St Peter's, Stone Grove, Edgware. North London

St Peter’s, @OneStonegrove in Edgware, North London is a Church who completed the JSP Main Programme and navigated their way toward being ‘Jesus Shaped’ in their witness to other faiths in a complex multi faith setting and led the way in creative regeneration.
Photo showing children engaged in creative learning

Recruiting a Children, Young People and Families Champion - New advert

We are looking to recruit someone to champion the discipleship of Children, Young People and Families. This part time role is an exciting opportunity that includes a particular emphasis on mentoring and coaching church leaders and volunteers, enabling them to deliver the JSP discipleship programme.

Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church

Can you imagine what a ‘Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church’ would actually look like? What might our lives, our discipleship, look like if we personally took these words to heart?

Epiphany

‘Where is the one who has been born “King of the Jews”’, asked the Magi when they reached Jerusalem. Herod, who had been honoured with the title ‘King of the Jews’ by Augustus Caesar was deeply troubled. The extraordinary lavish palace he had constructed in Jerusalem was his second home.
Photo showing sunbeams breaking through cloud over a rugged coastline

A Reflection for Advent

December hosts the season of Advent that encourages an expectation that Jesus is due to return. Paul’s 1st letter to Corinth closes with the Aramaic word ‘Maranatha’ meaning, ‘Come Lord’, and the book of Revelation closes the New Testament with the cry, ‘He who gives this message says “Yes, I am coming soon”.’
The World of Jesus: Preparing for Christmas

Meet Jesus in Context

In the run up to Christmas 2021 Gordon Day will again be running his successful eight-week online programme The World of Jesus.
Photo by Bankim Desai. Photo shows a butterfly emerging from its cocoon

Chrysalis

It feels like we have been in a long season of waiting and loss. Covid has hit the whole world in a unique way. In this season we have lost so many things. People; freedom; our social life; access to uninterrupted education; jobs; the way of doing life; the list goes on.
Two pairs of boots; one adult and one child

Is intergenerational worship only for the brave?

Over the past 15 months, churches across the world have had to 'do church' differently. We have seen a huge amount of creativity, especially in the UK. Now with churches being able to open their doors again, what happens to our spirit of creativity?
Where have all the young people gone

Where have all the young people gone?

They have been named the Covid Generation. The long-term impact on education, employment and mental health are still unknown, but one thing is certain; it will be felt for generations after this one.  Our children and young people have been coping with:
Map showing land and sea around Isreal/Palestine

Join the World of Jesus

Over recent months Gordon Dey has created an eight week zoom driven course entitled World of Jesus that draws from his experience of leading pilgrimage groups to Israel and Palestine over the past 30 years.