Establishing Mission Communities Archways

The establishment of ecumenical mission communities across Cumbria will enable churches and Christians to encourage and enable the growth of disciples. Intentional in mission and collaborative, these will provide mutually supportive networks across the county.

But what needs to be in place in order to create a mission community?

In this section a document lays out in detail the three distinct phases which will lead to that point. Again there is no defined time scale against each. There’s a recognition that this process involves significant change and that needs to be worked through and considered carefully.

The document below represents a clearly defined pathway – from Exploration, through to Launch and then Commission – which will lead to the introduction of mission communities across the county.

The Establishing Mission Communities document empowers and enables at local level through the identification of important stages which must be met.