What is Jesus Shaped People?

Want to motivate your whole church for mission and service? Jesus Shaped People is a comprehensive and all-embracing programme, with resources for adults, children and young people. It can benefit a wide spectrum of churches from different traditions and contexts, especially smaller urban, inner city, social housing estate churches, churches with few or no children or young people, or churches without a Vicar or Minister. For an in-depth introduction, you can download the JSP summary leaflet.

Light at home

  • Posted on: 26 March 2020
  • By: Dawn

The world is changing.  The way that we interact with our families is changing.  Covid-19 has changed the face of our society.   For the moment, school, work and visiting friends and family has to change.

Preparing the Way

  • Posted on: 3 March 2020
  • By: Brendan

From today we are pleased to offer JSP ‘Preparing the Way’ materials in the unrestricted area of the website. Ideal for use during Lent, and or in preparation for the Main Programme adventure, ‘Preparing the Way’ focuses on the life and work of John the Baptist.

Journeying through the Bible with children

  • Posted on: 31 January 2020
  • By: Dawn

Picture the scene. It’s Saturday night and I suddenly remember I am on rota to lead kids church in the morning. I scrabble around to find my notes to see what I’m supposed to be teaching about. Find my Bible to read the passage. Search Pinterest and my house, to find a suitable craft for the group. Armed with all my knowledge I say a quick prayer. Sunday morning comes and I realise that I only have two children for kids church this morning. My heart sinks slightly…only two.

JSP Celebration & Welcome to Brendan Bassett

  • Posted on: 17 January 2020
  • By: Helen Hodgson
Photo of JSP trustees and staff praying for Brendan Bassett at his welcome celebration service.

JSP was well and truly celebrated, and Rev’d Brendan Bassett was warmly welcomed as our new JSP Team Leader, at the gathering on Saturday 11th January at St John’s Church, Great Horton, Bradford.

It was a joy to hear stories from some of the churches who have been enjoying the JSP adventure over the last few years and the difference it has been making.

Like Father, Like Son

  • Posted on: 25 December 2019
  • By: Gordon
Photo of a Christmas decoration of Mary and Jospeh cradling the infant Jesus

In recent years, through personal experiences in family life and friendship, I’ve gained a greater awareness of the needs of children who, for one reason or another, need to be fostered or adopted. As a society we rightly give special priority to the care and support of such children.

JSP Celebration, Saturday January 11th 2020 at 3:00pm

  • Posted on: 9 December 2019
  • By: Gordon

We warmly invite everyone linked to Jesus Shaped People, including children and young people, to join us for this special Celebration event that will include a warm welcome to Revd. Brendan Bassett as our new Team Leader. Brendan was appointed in October, and will be taking up his new post on January 6th 2020. He’ll be heading the team that includes Dawn Savidge, our Children and YP advisor, and James Clayton who manages our website and resource design, and looking to resource and expand the growing team of JSP Regional Coordinators across the UK

Welcome to Brendan Bassett

  • Posted on: 22 November 2019
  • By: James

We’re thrilled to announce the appointment of Revd. Brendan Bassett as JSP Team Leader. Brendan will head up the JSP Core Team that is spearheading the spread of JSP across the UK, through the growth of a team of Regional Co-ordinators who are growing the capacity of JSP. He joins Dawn Savidge who leads our work with children and young people, and James Clayton, who manages our website. Brendan will work across the UK from his base in Bristol, and he will take up his new role with JSP from January 6th, the Feast of the Epiphany.

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