Claire had a conversation with Rev Jane Tillier from Lichfield Diocese who commented that episcope or oversight is another word for super-vision.  Interesting

What are you noticing?

Ed Olsworth-Peter is working towards coaching accreditation with 3D Coaching. He is the  National Adviser for Pioneer Development for the Church of England. As part of his work he is developing resources to help pioneers to grow new forms of church. Footprint is a prototype coaching tool drawn from real examples designed to provide a series of lenses to hold up to new worshipping communities to ask ‘what are we noticing?’ and ‘what does this tell us?’ Ed would be interested in hearing feedback from you if you use this coaching tool which is currently in development. If you’d like to get in touch his email address is ed.olsworth-peter@churchofengland.org

Church – organisation?movement? or what?

This article about eight metaphors or organisation offers some useful lenses. Whether you agree or disagree with any or all, that’s the kind of insight that may generate new thinking?

Save or Savour?

Claire writes: “Ruth and I finished Day 4 of Transforming Conversations last week with a group. One of them had struggled with the process from Day 1 saying it felt too cold and businessy. His comment as he left was ‘God is really here’. That’s a comment we get at every course in churches – and it takes a while for people to feel confident that letting go might just mean letting God.

The memory of that afternoon sat with me for a few days, so I was interested in Gregory Boyle’s article about stance – how are we in conversations – is our tendency to save or savour? “

What are your thoughts?