Preparing the Way

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: Brendan

From today we are pleased to offer JSP ‘Preparing the Way’ materials in the unrestricted area of the website. Ideal for use during Lent, and or in preparation for the Main Programme adventure, ‘Preparing the Way’ focuses on the life and work of John the Baptist.

Journeying through the Bible with children

  • Posted on: 31 January 2020
  • By: Dawn

Picture the scene. It’s Saturday night and I suddenly remember I am on rota to lead kids church in the morning. I scrabble around to find my notes to see what I’m supposed to be teaching about. Find my Bible to read the passage. Search Pinterest and my house, to find a suitable craft for the group. Armed with all my knowledge I say a quick prayer. Sunday morning comes and I realise that I only have two children for kids church this morning. My heart sinks slightly…only two.

JSP Celebration & Welcome to Brendan Bassett

  • Posted on: 17 January 2020
  • By: Helen Hodgson
Photo of JSP trustees and staff praying for Brendan Bassett at his welcome celebration service.

JSP was well and truly celebrated, and Rev’d Brendan Bassett was warmly welcomed as our new JSP Team Leader, at the gathering on Saturday 11th January at St John’s Church, Great Horton, Bradford.

It was a joy to hear stories from some of the churches who have been enjoying the JSP adventure over the last few years and the difference it has been making.

Like Father, Like Son

  • Posted on: 25 December 2019
  • By: Gordon
Photo of a Christmas decoration of Mary and Jospeh cradling the infant Jesus

In recent years, through personal experiences in family life and friendship, I’ve gained a greater awareness of the needs of children who, for one reason or another, need to be fostered or adopted. As a society we rightly give special priority to the care and support of such children.

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

  • Posted on: 9 December 2019
  • By: Gordon

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 January 6th 2020. He’ll be heading the team that includes Dawn Savidge, our Children and YP advisor, and James Clayton who manages our website and resource design, and looking to resource and expand the growing team of JSP Regional Coordinators across the UK

Welcome to Brendan Bassett

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
  • By: James

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 leads our work with children and young people, and James Clayton, who manages our website. Brendan will work across the UK from his base in Bristol, and he will take up his new role with JSP from January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany.

Children and Young People new material

  • Posted on: 15 November 2019
  • By: Dawn

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 haven't managed to download it before it changed. You can either use the new material, which actually has the old material incorporated within it. Or email Dawn, our National Jesus Shaped People Children and Young People's Advisor, who can email you a link to the old material.

New JSP Web Site

  • Posted on: 15 October 2019
  • By: James

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 this was about changing the way the site works behind the scenes, to lay the foundations for the future of JSP.

Team Leader/s* Recruitment

  • Posted on: 11 September 2019
  • By: James

(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 are looking to recruit a JSP Team Leader(s) to oversee and facilitate further growth and development.