Mission Action Planning
Launched in 2014 Mission Action Planning is a central part of Southwark’s Strategy for Ministry and Growth
In March 2016 the Diocesan Synod overwhelmingly passed the vision for mission statement http://www.southwark.anglican.org/downloads/resources/Hearts-on-Fire-Mar16.pdf which relates the Five Marks of Mission to Mission Action Planning.
Overview of MAP
All parishes are asked to submit a MAP summary along with their MAP, using the attached template. Please email the summary with your MAP to your Area Bishop, Archdeacon and Stephen Hance, the Canon Missioner.
Revised and Expanded ‘How To Do Mission Action Planning: prayer, process and practice’’ (SPCK 2016). http://spckpublishing.co.uk/product/how-to-do-mission-action-planning-3/
The heart of MAP is a process by which a church comes to understand its particular mission in relation to its context and puts that into effect.
In addition to the Mission Action Plan Summary, you may like to use:
There are three stages in the process of MAP, click on each stage below for resources and information.
People to Support Mission Action Planning
Vanessa Elston, the Diocesan Mission Support Officer, is the first point of contact for questions and support regarding MAP.
There are MAP advisers for each of the Archdeaconries to give consultancy and advice:
Greenwich and Woolwich: Rev Margaret Cave.
Southwark: Rev Jonathan Roberts
Lambeth: Rev Stephen Coulson
Wandsworth: Rev Stephen Melluish
Croydon and Reigate: Rev Shane Woods
We also have MAP facilitators to work with parishes and PCCS in developing a vision and plan, please contact Vanessa if you would like help with this. If you would be interested in the role of voluntary MAP facilitator please contact Vanessa.
Where to send your MAP?
Please email your completed MAPs and your Reviewed MAPs to your Area Bishop and Archdeacon, ccing Vanessa Elston into the email. It is helpful to let Vanessa know if you are currently engaging in the process of MAP or other mission related activities.