Mission and Evangelism


Jill Marsh

Hello I'm Jill Marsh and I'm the Director of Mission for the Northampton District. I look forward to meeting and working with you.

It's a privilege to travel around the district and to see God at work in so many different ways... in dementia-cafes, Street Pastors schemes, diverse congregations, Messy Churches, fellowship groups, youth work, new choirs, Super Kitchens, Holidays at Home, green initiatives, Christians in politics, missions to local communities, and in so many other ways. What is clear is that churches and circuits, like people, are all different but God can use us all, with the strengths given to us but also in our weaknesses.

Along with the District MANGO (Mission and Next Generation Overview) group some of the ways that I could support the Methodist district are:

  • On-going mission accompaniment with your church or circuit to help you develop a focussed mission in your area;
  • Training with the local church to help local people feel more confident (perhaps using the Talking of God course, the Happiness Course, the ecumenical Mission Shaped Ministry training or devising our own to fit your situation);
  • Input on redevelopment and building schemes, to develop the full mission potential of premises;
  • Leading and/or preaching at Sunday worship;
  • Help with enabling churches to diversify and relate to a broader section of the community;
  • Support, advice and encouragement on any aspect of mission, evangelism or Fresh Expressions;
  • Personal support for circuit lay and ordained staff in becoming more mission-focussed with your work.

I see my main task as supporting Methodist circuits and churches as we engage in the mission God gives us. I am excited to have been given this work and look forward to finding out more about what you will be doing and how I can help with it, where appropriate.

I live in the north of the District but can work wherever you are, time permitting. I would be happy to phone, Skype or travel and visit and/or stay locally.

If you'd like to explore any of these possibilities (or others you may have in mind) then please contact me. I'd be delighted to hear from you.

Meantime please browse the articles listed below for resources and inspiration!

Jill Marsh

52, Adderley Road, Leicester, LE2 1WB
07745 020597

Director of Mission


1 | 2 | 3 | 4  >> 
A season of invitation
Opportunities for Hospitality

Acts 29 District Youth Event
We're excited but sorry to say that Acts 29 is now fully booked for this year. This district youth event will be held again next year and the date will be Sat. 23rd Feb. 2019... please get it into your churches' diaries now! If you'd like to know more about young people's work across the district please contact Jill Marsh 07745 020597 or jill.marsh@methodist.org.uk

Being Good News
Worship/study resource and video

Ben Hur film - on-line resources
Resources from Damaris to use with the film of Ben Hur

BOOK - Hosting Mary and Joseph
Posada - an Advent experience for your community

Building for Mission
where to get advice on all aspects of church building projects

Community engagement
Ideas for engaging with and serving the wider community as well as examples of what has worked well.

Developing Faith in church community centres
This resource is to help you use the links you have with those using your church community centres, to help people enagage with, and grow in, Christian faith

Does Your Church Have a Growth Plan?
Suggestions to aid your thinking about growing your local church

Doing A New Thing
Initiative Planning

1 | 2 | 3 | 4  >>