Thinking out of the box

Our Manifesto for Taking Lay Ministry Seriously is about challenging us all to think differently and to take appropriate action.

"Opening the Debate"

This four-page leaflet provides an introductory study guide for individuals and local church groups.

Additional material will be linked to this page as it becomes available.

Stories and Case studies - Use these stories to challenge assumptions about what is expected of lay people in their local church.  

Discussion starters - Ideas for gathering evidence and generating discussion about taking lay ministry seriously.  

Background Reading and Memorable Quotes - A chance to think laterally about ministry, lay and ordained.  

Study Courses - This page includes suggestions for courses of study by local congregations and other small groups.