Missional Partnerships

local people and churches working together in Ministry and Mission

The North Western Synod is divided into 11 Missional Partnerships, each with their own distinct geography, ministry, and mission. To find out more, visit each Partnership by selecting their icon from the carousel below.

The North Western Synod is divided into 11 Missional Partnerships, each with their own distinct geography, ministry, and mission. Visit each Partnership by selecting their icon from the carousel above.

Enabling Agreement

Convenors List

FAQs

Fequently Asked Questions are listed below, simply click on each question to discover more. 

What are Missional Partnerships?

A North Western Synod Missional Partnership is a Group [The Manual, Section B 1.(1)(b)] of United Reformed local churches and projects committed to a process of exploring and deepening close, intentional following of Jesus and wholehearted participation in God’s work of transforming this world into what Jesus called the Kingdom of God. It does this by each church and member being committed to a relationship of sharing lay and ordained ministry, sharing mission activity and supporting each other in pastoral care. A Missional Partnership takes a strategic view of mission in its locality with local people and churches working together, supported by the Synod, to discern how best to be disciples of Jesus and to serve God’s mission in their own settings.

Why do we have Missional Partnerships?

Missional Partnerships were established in 2017 as the Synod expanded its passion for Jesus Shaped Mission with the development of shared local ministry and with the establishment of a resource pool of Mission Mentors alongside other community development and children centred synod staff. Each partnership established a Steering Group and began to explore new relationships and new accountabilities. Commitment to the structure and passion for Missional Partnership purpose have been evident and significant since that time.

How do Missional Partnerships work?

Each Partnership has a Steering Group consisting of one nominated member from each church, plus all ministers and CRCWs within the Partnership, including SCMs NSMs and Active-Retired Ministers.

An Enabling Agreement was also adopted at our March 2022 Synod Meeting which is a common template and foundation for each Partnership to define its own commitments and relationships.

How do Steering Groups make decisions?

Our aim is to listen to God and each other, and discern together the best way forward.

A more detailed explanation of how we seek to achieve this is on the page Discerning Together, a button taking you there is just below this section.

Lancashire Area
Central Area
South Area

Our priority
is God’s mission

the strong should help the weak

we belong to each other
under God

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