Mission Action Planning
Mission Action Planning is a Diocesan initiative launched in 2008.
Every parish in the Diocese was asked to prepare its own Mission Action Plan (MAP). These plans were sent to the Rural Dean so that they could encourage parishes engaged in similar projects to talk to one another. They were also sent to the Archdeacon and the Bishop of Huntington. This helped the Diocese to target its resources to help parishes achieve their goals. This might be through directed Officer time or by putting on conferences with a specific theme.
In 2009, during the Diocese's 900th anniversary year, the summaries of the MAPs were presented to the Archbishop of Canterbury when he visited the Diocese. You can download the parish MAP summaries here:
Mission Action Plan Summaries
- All parishes
- By Deanery
- Introduction to Mission Action Planning
- Getting started
- Discerning Church Vocation
- Using the 'Growing Healthy Churches' project
- Journey into Growth ('Mission Accompaniment')
- What is 'Church?'
- Strangers Recognised Course
- Stewardship & Mission Action Planning
- Summary of Mission Action Planning sheet MS Word document
- Summary of Mission Action Planning sheet PDF file
- Specimen Summary of Mission Action Planning sheet
The MAP process allows parishes to have a conversation with itself at PCC level, with the congregation and even with the wider community. MAP encourages parishes to think about what they are currently doing, what God is calling them to do in the future and finally to think and pray through the resourcing of those ides. MAP is about turning vision into reality.
Mission accompaniers or PCC away day facilitators are available. For further information about these, or anything else concerned with Mission Action Planning, please contact Hugh McCurdy, the Archdeacon of Huntingdon and Wisbech.
The following links give information about how to prepare a MAP and there is an introductory DVD available if parishes wish to have one. If you would like a folder containing printed versions of these documents, together with the DVD, please contact Hugh McCurdy as above.