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.

New Programme: Stay Alert to the Spirit

  • Posted on: 18 September 2020
  • By: Brendan

Despite our technology, wealth, and 21st Century ‘know how’ we’ve been humbled by a virus, like an elite Premier League Football Club knocked out of the FA Cup by a team no one has heard of. How did this happen, how can we get rid of it, when will it end, how is it going to affect my future are legitimate questions. At Jesus Shaped People we felt there is another important question: What is God saying to the churches?

Staff Update

  • Posted on: 8 July 2020
  • By: Brendan

Staff Update

Were pleased to say our National Youth Advisor, Dawn Savidge has returned from furlough, as has UK Team Leader Brendan Bassett on a part time basis. 

Take Time and Thy Kingdom Come

  • Posted on: 20 May 2020
  • By: Gordon

This year 'Thy Kingdom Come' is highly appropriate as Christians give special time to pray in the current Pandemic. JSP has recently become aware of a series of very 'Jesus Shaped' Ignatian style meditations entitled 'TakeTime'. We warmly recommend personal use of these during the ten days from Ascension Day to Pentecost.  You can find them at https://mailchi.mp/19408e1baa25/taketimetaketimeorguk-3483854

Jesus Shaped People and Covid19 - News about upcoming resources

  • Posted on: 9 May 2020
  • By: Brendan

This short explainer outlines how we have gone about preparing to create new resources for churches now living with the Covid19 backdrop. In the meantime please see our 2 short reflections around themes that have emerged from this crisis, one on ‘Loss’ and the other around ‘Discovery’. They can be used via a Church Facebook Page, or a Zoom meeting, or part of a Sunday service, and include key questions for interaction and discussion.

'Discovery'

  • Posted on: 9 May 2020
  • By: Brendan

This is a short reflection for churches or small groups tackling a theme around the Covid 19 crisis. It includes key questions for interaction and discussion. Please let us know if you use it or if it was helpful - nb please ignore 'Loss' on the video title, its about 'Discovery'!

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