As a parish we are now well underway with the first year of Partnership for Missional Church (PMC) that the Diocese is running.
What is PMC?
PMC is a three year process of spiritual reflection, transformation and engagement, which originated in the United States, travelled to South Africa and is now being launched nationally around the UK.
PMC is a fresh engagement with a God ‘who is active and present and working for good in the world’. This includes bringing a new attentiveness to God in scripture, as well as practical exercises and engagement with communities.
How does it work?
Partnership for Missional Church fosters the awareness of God’s activity (Mark 16.7). It does this through a network of congregations (usually 10-15 churches) journeying and learning together for three to five years.
PMC is a process not a programme. Year One is ‘listening’, Year Two ‘experimenting’ and Year Three seeking to root our vision of ‘God’s preferred and promised future for our church’.
- Discerning and owning our future together as a parish
- A deep and long-term cultural change in congregational life
- Discovering God as our primary partner in mission
- Being in tune with God’s dreams and desires for local communities.
Why are we doing it?
PMC offers Hardington Vale an excellent opportunity for the whole congregation to grow and develop going forward.
What commitment is required from the Parish?
- £400 pa for the 3 years; funding has been secured for Year One.
- A Steering Group (5 to 8 people)
- A Listening Group (4 to 6 people)
- Participation by interviewees (24 people)
What stage are we at?
We are now half way through the first year, all the interviews and the Time Line Event have been completed. Data from this has been collated and is being currently shared and assessed.
Please pray for the PMC Teams
Steering Team Listening Team
Susie Filkins Rachel Feilden
Chris Todd Peter Yarker
David Lockley Sally Pickett
Fergus Stewart Ros Lockley
John Flindall Peter Stratford
Heidi Blanchett Robin Campbell
Barbara Day John Kendall
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Luke 10: v2
The second Cluster Event (Steering and Listening teams for all the parishes involved in PMC to meet at Baltonsborough Village Hall) in July 2019.