A group photo of JSP participants at Christ Church Eston

What's it like to run Jesus Shaped People?

Revd Graham Potter shares his story of running Jesus Shaped People in the parish of Eston Christ Church with Normanby St George, on the southern side of Middlesbrough.

Back to 'Shcool'

Have you ever made an embarrassing mistake? if you have not then I would love to know your secret!  

Blessings

We all know the saying, "Better to seek forgiveness than ask permission", but with a Wedding this would seem a bit of a risk.

Family Fun!

Holiday Clubs are often a stalwart of Christian outreach, but what happens when you are low on volunteers?  Or parents seem reluctant to drop off their children?  Or you are just lacking in a little bit of energy and time?
Come and meet us at CRE National 2022, 11th–13th October 2022, Sandown Park, Surry

JSP at the 2022 Christian Resources Exhibition - Free Tickets!

The Jesus Shaped People Team will be with our stand for the 2022 Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Surrey, October 11th-13th, help yourself to a free ticket by clicking on the link below. If you can come along, please stop by for a chat we'd love to see you  

Sharing God's Story

Children really humble you don't they?! Two assemblies today, and the children in KS1 (5/6/7 year olds) have never had a Christian assembly before (due to covid and lack of volunteers).

Looking Back and Looking Forward

Have you ever swam in the sea and felt the delicious combination of salt and tide lifting you up?  Last weekend I 'stood up' in the water of Porthpean in Cornwall and experinced the life that comes from sea swimming.  
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Intergenerational Festivals

Isn't it great to see large groups gathering again? This weekend is famous for a festival at Worthy Farm, but there is a much better one over in Crediton, Devon. I am here this weekend to volunteer and lead the craft tent. As I sit here in the tea break tent, I can see scores of happy children and teenagers…
Out of the Margins Episode 2: What is dying and what is coming to life…? With Revd. Helen Shannon

Episode 2 of our Out of the Margins podcast is out now

Episode 2 of our Out of the Margins podcast is out now, this time we've been talking to Helen Shannon: In this post pandemic time how has the local estate church responded to what is dying and what are you seeing is beginning to flourish?
Photo showing the head and shoulders of Sharon Blyth

Welcome to the JSP Team Sharon!

We are delighted to welcome Sharon Blyth as our new Children, Young People and Family Champion. Sharon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role and we are very excited to welcome her to the JSP team.
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New Bishop of Kirkstall Announced

Rev Arun Arora announced as new Bishop of Kirkstall. We look forward to him taking the Chair of Jesus Shaped People too!
Photo Showing a JSP study group at Christ Church Eston

What shape is your Church in after the pandemic...?

We are looking to support and help a few more post-covid pilot churches around the country to adventure with Jesus Shaped People. JSP is NOT a call for frenetic activity or a top-down initiative, actually its bottom up and tried and tested method and vision to help a Church re-assess and re-shape around Jesus’ priorities.
Illustration showing Jesus' temptation in the wilderness

Distracted, Diluted, Diverted: a Lent reflection

Lent is a funny mixture of a season. There’s a clear link with forty days that Jesus spent in the Judaean wilderness at the beginning of his ministry, following his baptism by John.
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A new podcast from NECN and Jesus Shaped People

Coming soon! A new podcast from National Estate Churches Network (NECN) and Jesus Shaped People (JSP): Out of the Margins: Hearing and responding to voices from the edges of ministry.
Photo showing the chapel at the Scargill Community, overlayed with the text 'Sold Out'

Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church now Sold Out!

If you were sill hoping to join us for the Simpler, Humbler and Bolder Church conference JSP are running with the Scargill Community in March, you will need to contact Brendan for a place on the waiting list.

Jesus Shaped Witness to other faiths. St Peter's, Stone Grove, Edgware. North London

St Peter’s, @OneStonegrove in Edgware, North London is a Church who completed the JSP Main Programme and navigated their way toward being ‘Jesus Shaped’ in their witness to other faiths in a complex multi faith setting and led the way in creative regeneration.