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ASSIGNMENT 1 - RESOURCE FOR OTHERS & COMMENTARY

PLEASE NOTE: read these instructions carefully and follow them. We recommend you write them out and, when planning your assignment, you tick off each thing as you do it to make sure you have followed all the instructions fully and haven't missed anything.

Produce and deliver a mission audit as a presentation to a group within your parish or context. Please note this must actually be presented and videoed because we are assessing your presentation and communication skills as well as how engagingly you are able to communicate your learning from the module. The group to whom you present does not need to be church linked, but should be a group engaged in undertaking what we would describe as “missional activity” (eg a PCC or mission team). It is fine to do this on Zoom and there are other ways too - see Resources section below.

In the First Half of Your Presentation (approx 12.5 minutes)

1) Use the information gained during the exercises undertaken within online sessions 2-4, and through engaging in your own wider research focussed upon your missional context, to present an engaging and informative descrption and overview of your parish.  In this part of the presentation you’ll be graded upon your ability to give an overview of your local context or parish (note, not your church, but the wider parish community) using appropriate sources of information (for example the interactive parish map found here).

Please bear in mind that the people marking your assignments may have no prior knowledge of the context, so you may need to offer more information than if you were only presenting to people who are already familiar with the context.

2) Within the description and overview of the context, demonstrate that you have attempted to challenge your own perceptions and preconceptions.

 

In the Second Half of Your Presentation (approx 12.5 minutes)

1) communicate your reflections upon what you have learned about your local context, and

2) from this reflection identify some potential opportunities for new or fresh engagement with mission & evangelism and

3) state how these form part of missio dei and the five marks of mission.

 

We are not looking for you to evaluate these potential projects or areas of work, but we are looking for you to be able to articulate why they are of particular relevance within your context.
 

Length: 20 - 27.5 minutes MAXUMUM (2000 - 2,750 words equivalent). Any overrun will result in a deduction of marks at a rate of 1 mark for every minute/100 words or part thereof.

Due Date: 22 April 2022

Please name your file 'Assignment 1 - Presentation'

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ASSIGNMENT 2 - REFLECTION

PLEASE NOTE: read these instructions carefully and follow them. We recommend you write them out and, when planning your assignment, you tick off each thing as you do it to make sure you have followed all the instructions fully and haven't missed anything.

In the second assignment you are to choose one of the potential new opportunities for mission and/or evangelism identified in your first assignment, and then evaluate and theologically reflect on this new missional opportunity in more detail. You must:
 
1) Explore what benefits and strengths this opportunity presents to the local church, and within the wider mission of God, making reference to missio dei, the five marks of mission and the information about your local parish or context gathered for the first assignment.

2) Give the reasons why your chosen opportunity is particularly relevant within your context.
 
3) Reflect upon possible weaknesses and challenges which are likely to be encountered if this missional opportunity were to be pursued.

 

4) Consider ways that these weaknesses or challenges could be countered.

Make use of wider research and relevant reading to inform your thinking, and to develop your analysis and exploration of the chosen potential new missional opportunity. Make sure you refer to the course material throughout with correct referencing and a bibliography at the end.
 
You can choose to write this assignment or record it and submit it as an audio or video file
If you decide to write your reflections please use the document template here.

Length: 2,500 - 2750 words (or 25 - 27.5 minutes) MAXIMUM (overruns incur penalties as above).

Due Date: 22 April 2022

Please name your file 'Assignment 2 - Reflection'

Resources

Recording on Zoom

Assignment 1 Example (Mark 64%)