Our Mission Enablers work alongside those actively engaged in parish ministry to facilitate local mission.
What we offer:
Using our networks and experience, we link together churches that want to grow with the ideas, experience, training and expertise of innovative, growing churches.
The aim is to seed innovation that is based on good practice but which is relevant to the local neighbourhood, not simply replicating or imposing ideas from elsewhere.
Are you committed to exploring how to respond innovatively to the mission challenge in your neighbourhood? Do you or your group need support to identify your vision, values and skills?
Mission Accompaniment is a coaching and mentoring approach, which will facilitate you designing your project. We will provide guidance on the process of developing a project and offer focused support to realise that vision.
Alongside coaching skills, we bring practical firsthand mission experience, knowledge of evidence-based methods and contacts in wider mission networks.
We are committed to identifying and promoting resources, events, networks, stories and training opportunities that enable individuals, groups and churches to address the mission challenges they encounter with fresh imagination and confidence.
We facilitate and promote courses which equip, resource and support those who are beginning or already running a mission project or Fresh Expression of church.
Through courses like Mission Shaped Introduction, Mission Shaped Ministry, Reimagining Church and bespoke courses giving individuals or teams the opportunity to learn as part of a supportive community – becoming more mission focused and reflecting on what that means for their lives and ministries.
The Revd Tim Yau – Tim spent over a decade in Christian youth ministry before being ordained as a Pioneer Minister. He has led church planting in new housing, and rural fresh expression of church. He spent five years with the United Reformed Church establishing urban missional projects, and being a Fresh Expressions advocate across East Anglia. His new role is establishing a worshipping community in Round House Park, Cringleford.
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Jonathan Richardson – Jonathan spent over 35 years in voluntary youth ministry and 15 years in church leadership before joining the Diocese of Norwich as the Children, Youth & Families Development Officer. His role involves helping churches develop their missional activities with a focus on children, youth and families. He is also the regional contact for Messy Church and Prayer Spaces in Schools.
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Charlie Houlder-Moat – Charlie has lived in the Diocese of Norwich for five years and during that time has been involved voluntarily in children’s and families ministry. Charlie has an extensive background in outdoor education having worked as an outdoor instructor and forest ranger. Charlie is employed full time as a military Chaplaincy families worker and was licensed as an LLM in September 2020. Charlie’s passion is ‘Wild Church’, a mission initiative seeking to connect community with creation. Charlie is also pioneering ‘Wild Church Hub East Anglia’ with colleague Tim Yau.
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The Revd Deb Cousins – Deb has worked as a Pioneer Priest working in a large rural Norfolk multi-parish Benefice team, when she had the opportunity to develop a Deanery-wide Mission Enabler role in her context supporting and encouraging churches to explore ‘doing church differently’. Deb’s is a Mission Enabler offering her experience as a Mission Facilitator to support and encourage existing and new mission focussed initiatives across the Diocese, working within the Mission Forum network.
Mission Enabler Team Associates
We work closely with several people in the Diocese who have local mission roles to ensure local practice is reflected in Diocesan programmes.
- Simon Fenn, Head of Mission, Cromer Church