JSP Celebration, Saturday January 11th 2020 at 3:00pm

We warmly invite everyone linked to Jesus Shaped People, including children and young people, to join us for this special Celebration event that will include a warm welcome to Revd. Brendan Bassett as our new Team Leader. Brendan was appointed in October, and will be taking up his new post on...

Welcome to Brendan Bassett

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Revd. Brendan Bassett as JSP Team Leader. Brendan will head up the JSP Core Team that is spearheading the spread of JSP across the UK, through the growth of a team of Regional Co-ordinators who are growing the capacity of JSP. He joins Dawn Savidge who...

Children and Young People new material

Well we've been promising it for a while. The new children and young people curriculum for the main programme is finally here. It has been written, trialled and tested and now it is now available for you to download from the website. Please don't panic if you are midway through the programme and...

New JSP Web Site

Welcome to the new Jesus Shaped People web site. If you're an existing user, hopefully you saw the e-mails letting you know the change was coming, and you got your new account activated before the changeover. At first glance, there's not a lot different about the site, or how it's organised. But...

Team Leader/s* Recruitment

(Applications are invited from both part-time and full-time candidates) Jesus Shaped People has been steadily growing across the UK, and is enabling many churches, especially those that serve socially disadvantaged areas, to enjoy fresh spiritual renewal and missional effectiveness. JSP Trustees...

Watch Out for JSP Web Site Changes

As some of you will have heard by now, for the last several months we have been hard at work on a complete rebuild of the JSP web site. You won't immediately see a lot of changes to what the site does. Some links have moved a bit, or changed colour, but the basic route to finding the resources you...
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Pentecost Heralds New JSP Leadership Plan After Funding Boost

July will see the launch of a recruitment process for new JSP leadership. Over the past two years JSP Trustees have worked, and prayed—with many others, for the financial resources to enable the formation of a JSP Central Core Team that will strengthen the capacity of JSP to respond to ever growing...
Delegates at the 2019 JSP Moving On Conference

Moving On: JSP’s 1st National Conference at The Briery in Ilkley

We didn’t sing On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at (even though for some it was their first visit to Ilkley) and there wasn’t much time for wandering about on the Moor. But we had a very special time together that added much to JSP foundations for ensuring healthy future growth. The Briery was a fantastic...
Photo of a group from Wilsden Trinity Church getting involved in JSP

JSP in Wilsden, West Yorkshire

Happy Jesus Shaped People? Bible study group more than double the size before JSP (many ‘camera shy’—so not on our photo!). But don't assume that everything is hunky dory. We are a Yorkshire village church, so no leaping around with excitement at the thought of yet another discipleship course! If...
Photo of Gordon Dey presenting JSP at St. George's, Lupset

JSP in Wakefield

A great time was had by all who attended the Jesus Shaped People taster session on Saturday 9th February, at St. George's Church, Lupset in Wakefield where Gordon Dey led a stimulating and encouraging presentation of the JSP whole-church discipleship programme. Revd Martine Crabtree opened the...

JSP's Future Development

JSP is developing in a way that encourages churches to support one another in their adoption of JSP. Such a process requires that our ‘Central Core Team’ is small and flexible as it responds to fresh opportunities and challenges. In addition to appointing a part-time National Children and YP...

New Resource: Team Building

JSP identifies ‘Five Priorities’ that sum up the ministry of Jesus, and these are explored by churches that adopt JSP. Afterwards many churches find the need to focus more intentionally on one of these, so resources to enable this are steadily growing. In addition to ‘Puzzles of the Kingdom’ that...

JSP Trust Adopts 'Jesus-Shaped' Values

JSP became a Charitable Trust (‘C.I.O.’) in January 2017 An initial group of eleven Trustees have met regularly in the past two years to guide the future course of JSP. The Trustees seek to be ‘Jesus-Shaped’ in their leadership, and so have adopted Values, Principles, and Commitments that reflect...

Ilkley Conference March 2019

Preparations are going ahead for ‘Moving On’, JSP’s first National Conference in March 2019. Church JSP leaders from across the country will gather at The Briery in Ilkley, West Yorks, to share their experience of how JSP is facilitating a re-shaping of their churches, and is bringing fresh...

JSP Appoints National Children and Young People’s Advisor

JSP recently appointed its first National Children and Young People’s Advisor. Dawn Savidge began work in this vital part-time post in September 2018, having already spent a year working for JSP in the Diocese of Leeds. Dawn’s work includes oversight and development of JSP resources for children...

New Confidence and Direction for Your Church

JSP’s special contribution and message to the church today is very simple—and yet seriously challenging: ‘Let’s get more Jesus-Shaped’. If the church in the UK is to survive, especially in the most disadvantaged areas of our land, there is need for a radical re-shaping of its life in a way that is...