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.

Ilkley Conference March 2019

Preparations are going ahead for ‘Moving On’, JSP’s first National Conference in March 2019.

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.
Jesus Shaped People

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’.

JSP Sees Steady Growth Across the UK

Jesus Shaped People is growing steadily across the UK, and particularly in churches that serve urban estate communities and other areas of social disadvantage.
Photo of Father's Day family service at St Wilfrid's Calverley, photo credit: Rachel

Announcing the new JSP 'Team Building' resource

JSP's plan to provide extended materials that enable churches to focus in on each of the 'Five Priorities' has take a step forward recently with the creation of a 10 week programme on 'Team Building'.  St Wilfrid's Church Calverley has been trialling this for us, and we're glad to publish

Developing JSP Prayer Resources

A big part of Jesus Shaped People is our trying to offer ongoing missional support to the parishes which have engaged with it. One of the things that has come up is a desire to develop good resources to help estate parishes with prayer.

Resources Are Now under Programmes

As part of our continued efforts to make the JSP web site easier to use, we have moved resources to the Programmes menu. Downloads for each individual JSP course are now only a single click away from the homepage. Just point to the Programmes menu and choose the course you need.

Cinema Showing of 'MESSIAH' by George Frideric Handel

A one day Cinema showing of a dramatised version of Handel’s Messiah is taking place on March 28th as a preparat

JSP Prayer Power Partners!

We are so very grateful to the growing group of people who pray regularly, some daily, for the life and work of Jesus Shaped People. We are delighted to email them a prayer letter every two months that keeps them informed of JSP development and progress.

Epiphany Thoughts

I’ve benefited from a further reading of T.S. Eliot’s poem ‘The Journey of the Magi’, and invite you to do similarly. For copyright reasons we are not able to publish the whole poem, but you can find it at The Poetry Archive.
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Evening of Prayer March 11th 2018

Join us for an Evening of Prayer, Sunday March 11th 2018, 6–8pm.
Painting of a woman at prayer

Jesus—The Christmas ‘Present’

It’s time for a fresh realisation of ‘God Present’. Wonderfully, Jesus is exactly that—the ‘God Present’.

Emerging Church

Over recent months I have frequently been encouraged and inspired by Richard Rohr's daily meditations.  Richard is an American Franciscan monk who heads up the 'Centre for Action and Contemplation' and who speaks prophetically to urge the church today to 're-emerge' in a 'bottom up' way.  Much of