The Mustard Seed team are celebrating with the nine people from Hull and Middlesbrough who have completed their year with ‘Stepping Up’, the programme for developing and training people for mission in their own community. Despite the interruptions due to Covid, they have faithfully journeyed together in their learning communities, praying, learning and growing together.
Everyone has grown in their own faith, learning to listen to God and themselves more deeply. We have spent time out in our communities, learning to listen to people, and discover more about the local community, discovering where God is at work amidst the challenges of life. Together we have grown in confidence in sharing faith, sharing our own faith stories and exploring different ways of helping people to experience God’s love and encounter Jesus.
It has been wonderful to watch everyone grow and discover how God is calling them to Step Up in mission. Each person will be serving within their local community, using their own particular gifts and skills, in some places renewing and developing existing mission activities, and for others embarking on a whole new adventure in mission.