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This initiative is a coached process designed to help already strong congregations become more missional in their particular context. It starts from the assumption that social change has meant that there is no longer an automatic understanding of the role of the parish church in the wider community, and encourages experiments in missional outreach. As part of a cohort of several parishes participating in this program at the same time, parish leaders (lay and ordained) experiment with new ministry initiatives. Clergy and missional leaders receive feedback and coaching on their leadership, including a 360 assessment. Parish teams meet with others in their cohort to reflect on missional experiments.

Basic orientation (eg. organization development, catechetical, or missional)


Primarily designed to be implemented by (eg lay or ordained; diocesan staff)

Parish teams including clergy

Ease of replication (eg. how easy would it be to start this in a new place?)

Requires high commitment and an already healthy congregation.


$3,300 for two years.

Facilitator requirements

Needs support from trained staff

Approximate duration

Two years

Denominational orientation (eg. Anglican or other)


Broader context (eg. rural or urban; size of parish)

All locations. Medium-sized and larger parishes

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Contact: Duke Vipperman E-mail Duke Vipperman Diocese of Toronto

Reviewed: June 23, 2016