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, particularly those set in social housing estate communities. An introductory summary leaflet is available here.

Jesus Shaped People builds on five key priorities in the life and ministry of Jesus:

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.

Children and Young People new material

  • Posted on: 15 November 2019
  • By: dawn

Well we've been promising it for a while. The new children and young people curriculum for the main programme is finally here. It has been written, trialled and tested and now it is now available for you to download from the website. Please don't panic if you are midway through the programme and haven't managed to download it before it changed. You can either use the new material, which actually has the old material incorporated within it. Or email Dawn, our National Jesus Shaped People Children and Young People's Advisor, who can email you a link to the old material.

New JSP Web Site

  • Posted on: 15 October 2019
  • By: James

Welcome to the new Jesus Shaped People web site.

If you're an existing user, hopefully you saw the e-mails letting you know the change was coming, and you got your new account activated before the changeover. At first glance, there's not a lot different about the site, or how it's organised. But this was about changing the way the site works behind the scenes, to lay the foundations for the future of JSP.

Team Leader/s* Recruitment

  • Posted on: 11 September 2019
  • By: James

(Applications are invited from both part-time and full-time candidates)

Jesus Shaped People has been steadily growing across the UK, and is enabling many churches, especially those that serve socially disadvantaged areas, to enjoy fresh spiritual renewal and missional effectiveness.

JSP Trustees are looking to recruit a JSP Team Leader(s) to oversee and facilitate further growth and development.

Pentecost Heralds New JSP Leadership Plan After Funding Boost

  • Posted on: 24 June 2019
  • By: Gordon
Supported by Allchurches Trust Limited

July will see the launch of a recruitment process for new JSP leadership. Over the past two years JSP Trustees have worked, and prayed—with many others, for the financial resources to enable the formation of a JSP Central Core Team that will strengthen the capacity of JSP to respond to ever growing interest and adoption by churches. We have been greatly encouraged by the generous giving of individuals and churches that have been blessed by JSP, and the continued growth of such donations will be essential for JSP’s long-term sustainability.

Moving On: JSP’s 1st National Conference at The Briery in Ilkley

  • Posted on: 25 April 2019
  • By: Gordon
Delegates at the 2019 JSP Moving On Conference

We didn’t sing On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at (even though for some it was their first visit to Ilkley) and there wasn’t much time for wandering about on the Moor. But we had a very special time together that added much to JSP foundations for ensuring healthy future growth. The Briery was a fantastic location. We were well loved and prayed for, and we had a fine group of 23 people from eight dioceses—including two non-Anglicans who more than held their own!

JSP in Wilsden, West Yorkshire

  • Posted on: 5 March 2019
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Photo of a group from Wilsden Trinity Church getting involved in JSP

Happy Jesus Shaped People? Bible study group more than double the size before JSP (many ‘camera shy’—so not on our photo!). But don't assume that everything is hunky dory. We are a Yorkshire village church, so no leaping around with excitement at the thought of yet another discipleship course! If we as a church were a disciple, we might be Thomas, stood with hands on hips questioning not, 'I won't believe it till I see the wounds' but certainly, 'What do we need to this for? Have we been doing it wrong all these years?'

JSP in Wakefield

  • Posted on: 12 February 2019
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)
Photo of Gordon Dey presenting JSP at St. George's, Lupset

A great time was had by all who attended the Jesus Shaped People taster session on Saturday 9th February, at St. George's Church, Lupset in Wakefield where Gordon Dey led a stimulating and encouraging presentation of the JSP whole-church discipleship programme. Revd Martine Crabtree opened the morning by leading us in Morning Prayer. Gordon then introduced JSP and shared some encouraging stories from his time in ministry and the journey that has led him to develop the JSP programme.