Enabling Ministries resources

Starter Questions pack

A set of playing card style questions to generate open conversations about faith and church. They could be used as an ice breaker at PCC, with small groups, at Café church, in a sermon slot, at Synod etc.

Some have handed them to people before the service and then discussed responses over coffee afterwards. Someone who used them at a Benefice Quiet Day said, “They actually quite enjoyed doing them [and] found them quite revealing.”

The cards are designed as an opener to the process and are particularly helpful for congregations not used to talking about their faith and how together they can be a Christian presence in their communities.

 Order your cards or download the artwork below to print your own.

Guide for Exploration

Introduced by Bishop Ruth, this pack is packed with resources to help move the conversation onto the next level, by helping groups to focus down on particular areas that are relevant in their context. The areas it covers include:

  • Context and community – how do we connect to our communities?
  • Our faith – how does our faith shape our church?
  • Gifts and service – how do we serve God and our communities
  • Calling and ministries – introducing Focal Ministry
  • Listening to God and each other

Each section provides useful information and tools to explore the topic, an opportunity to reflect and some ideas for next steps.

Available support

Monthly workshops – not sure how best to use the resources in your context, join us for a relaxed conversation which will tell you everything you need. Sign up here for one of the dates below:

Wednesday, 29 June: 11:30 to 13:00

Tuesday, 26 July: 19:30 to 21:00

Tuesday, 23 August: 11:30 to 13:00

Wednesday, 28 September: 19:30 to 21:00

Wednesday, 26 October: 11:30 to 13:00

Tuesday, 22 November: 19:30 to 21:00

Tuesday, 13 December: 11:30 to 13:00

Or you are welcome to contact Charlie Peer or Julia Hill for any enquiries, including requests for help with facilitation.

Who to contact

Charlie Peer, Head of Mission Support and Ministry Development

Julia Hill, Head of Deanery & Parish Support

Downloads

Enabling Ministries - guide for exploration

Church - discussion starter questions

Growing with God

The firepit

Encouraging one another in Everyday Faith

Exploring our gifts

How can I contribute

Dwelling in the Word – Colossians passage (NRSV)

Dwelling in the Word – Colossians passage (The Message)