Andy Delmege, our Birmingham based JSP team member has shared a raft of feedback from one estate church in Birmingham, St Thomas' in Garretts Green - feedback which amply illustrates the value of Jesus Shaped People in an 'ordinary' parish church context.
Headingley might be known more in popular culture for Cricket and Rugby League - but one Headingley Church is starting its Jesus Shaped People adventure.
St Chad's Headingley celebrated the start of their JSP journey with this engaging visual illustration. On the far left is JSP Programme Leader, Gordon Dey, who joined the congregation of the church for this launch service.
Many of us are praying for Jesus Shaped People - both in the parishes themselves, and more widely. We even have a dedicated team of 'prayer supporters' who are praying for JSP on an ongoing basis.
But we've never held a dedicated meeting to pray for Jesus Shaped People.... until now.
Join with us on February 21st at St Matthews Church, Bankfoot to pray for Jesus Shaped People. The gathering will start at 4.00 pm (note the earlier time from that previously used for Celebration services) and will last for around one hour.
A brand new course to help churches to get ready for Jesus Shaped People has been released
Preparing the Way is an exciting 5-week course based on the life of John the Baptist. A huge part of John's ministry was to 'prepare the way' for Jesus. So it seems an obvious choice that a resource that helps people prepare for a Jesus Shaped advenyure would be all about John...
As with all of our resources, we offer a comprehensive package
We are always looking to develop and improve our resources - and, today, we are pleased to be able to announce that a complete revamp of core Jesus Shaped People has gone live on this site.
We've always made it clear that we encourage churches to undergo a period of careful planning and preparation before embraking on the Jesus Shaped People adventure.
As such we limit access to the Jesus Shaped People resources to those churches who have at least started on that process. Therefore, we restrict the Downloads area of our site to people who are 'members' (for want of a better word) of Jesus Shaped People.
Thorpe Edge was one of the very first Jesus Shaped People Churches. Here we have two of the key people from the church speaking about their JSP experiences.
The next Jesus Shaped People is only a couple of months away, and it time to start making plans to come along!
It will be taking place on Sunday November 1st at All Saints, Horton. Of course November 1st is All Saints Day, which makes it especially apt that we are going to joining with the folks there for what is their special day.
As always, the Celebration will be a lively mix of teaching, worship, fellowship and prayer, wrapped around the theme of 'The Cloud of Witnesses'
It's not often that Jesus Shaped People makes the front page of a diocesan website - and especially when its not even our home diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales.
But that's what has happened this week as the Chester Diocese featured Jesus Shaped People on their home page. Here's an exerpt from their write up: