District Mission Enabler


District Missioner Enabler Appointment

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,

I am delighted to share with you the good news that we have made an appointment for a District Mission Enabler. Mr Matt Forsyth (matt.forsyth@northamptonmethodistdistrict.org.uk), who resides in the Peterborough Circuit and who is known to us all for his work with the District for All We Can, will take up his new appointment on 2nd August 2021.

Matt excited and impressed the Appointment Panel with his prayerful and mature Christian approach to the task of enabling the Churches and Circuits in fulfilling their missional priorities. Matt knows the District well already and we look forward to him joining us in our journey as a District in building up our confident and faithful witness.

Matt comments 'I am excited and privileged to be given this opportunity as the Mission Enabler for the Northampton Methodist District. As I shared in my interview I believe the best is yet to come. Not only for the local church but also for this special District, together united. As such, I cannot wait to get going!'

Please keep Matt in your prayers as we offer him a warm welcome to the District and the District Team.

Every blessing,


17th June 2021

* Together Mission *
An introduction to the Together Missions which will take place in circuits around the district in May-June 2019

*New Places for New People*
Guidance on how to start a new place for new people

A reflection on the work of MK Christian Foundation given on 15 March 2019
Text of the talk

Being Good News
Worship/study resource and video

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

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

District Mission Development Plan 2021-2022
Welcome to this years District Mission Development Plan 2021-2022

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

Guidance Papers
Mission Statements; Using Film in Mission; Regrouping for Mission

I, Daniel Blake
Stamford Methodist Church showed this powerful film as part of an event on local social action

Interior Design
What message does your church building give?

Leading Together in Growing Methodist Churches
Research in North East England

LOVE IS ___. Vision night
Join the Northampton Methodist District as we share in a time of vision casting around the LOVE IS ___. Initiative

Methodist Pioneer Pathways
The Guide to the Methodist Pioneer Pathways

Mission - Churches seeking permission to cease to meet
Guidance for churches seeking permission to cease to meet

Mission Shaped Ministry training
Mission Shaped Ministry; District Grants

Mission Start-Up Grants
Mission Start-Up Grants

Money Talks
Research from Durham University on Christian responses to debt issues in local communities

New Housing Areas and Church
Links to resources from Churches Together in England

Outdoor Church
Resources for Outdoor Church

Pioneering on Housing Developments
Report on CMS conference July 2017

Welcoming and including people with learning disabilities in the life of the church

Reflections on an End of Life Plan
By Andrew Murphy

Talking Jesus
Public Perceptions of Jesus, Christians and Evangelism in England

Video Evangelism Resource

The E-word
E is for Evangelism ...

What is our Methodist DNA?
Article written by Eleri Bristow (from the Loughborough circuit) about an event in the Stamford Circuit.

District Office

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