A useful tool to identify and connect areas with a view to creating new worshipping communities


What is Mapping?

Mapping exercises are an energising, engaging, fun and empowering way for churches and deaneries to identify people groups and places that exist in their communities with a view to reaching them with the gospel. Many deaneries within the Church of England host one-off evenings with their clergy to draw a large map of the deanery together and explore how to reach new people in new places and new ways.

Why is it useful?

Jesus has called his church to make disciples of all nations but many churches today find it a challenge to be continually outward looking and to connect with their communities in an increasingly individualistic society and with limited staff resources. By exploring the local area through mapping exercises we can identify people groups and areas who are not currently served by a local church community.

This can then form the heart of developing a priority list of potential new worshipping communities and become a great tool for prayer and planning. The deanery may have the resources within it to respond, or we can link you up with partners who would love to help. We can then build a plan to make it happen from there, with advice for training, coaching, funding and launching.