Here in Tandridge Deanery, we are starting something new! There is going to be a Deanery Mission Enabler to walk alongside parishes in their mission projects and ideas. This blog will be a place to read and explore some ideas about mission and (with permission) will tell some of the stories of mission in the Deanery.
Please do be in touch with me if I can be of any help to you. I will be sending out a monthly email and updating this blog once a week. You can also email me or phone me anytime.
Sometimes mission can seem like a daunting prospect. There are questions which nag away at us about it; Will it all be left up to me? What if my idea is rubbish? What if nobody turns up? How will I know if it is successful? And that is before we have engaged in the pesky task of defining what we mean by mission in the first place.
For the first couple of months in this blog, we are going to explore how the fruits of the Holy Spirit, according to Paul’s letter to the Galatians, can help us with our mission.
There might be some answers as we walk the journey together. Then again, there might not be any answers… but I hope to provide resources, support and friendship along the way.