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Mission Action Plan

Resources & Research The Rev’d Tim Booth facilitating a St James’, Toowoomba visioning day on 3 June 2023 in the St Anne’s, Highfields hall Resources & Research

What is a Mission Action Plan and why are MAPs important?

“A MAP isn’t a corporate design process looking into a five- to 10-year ‘crystal ball’, identifying an egocentric vision and specifying how we’ll achieve it. Mission Action Planning is the documenting of prayerful discernment conversations by a faith community regarding where and how it’s being called to participate in God’s mission,” says Ministry Development Officer The Rev’d Tim Booth

Justice & Advocacy A red bench was installed and commemorated in May 2023 at St Oswald’s Anglican Church in Banyo Justice & Advocacy

Banyo’s new red bench blessed

“It is important for St Oswald’s Church to increase domestic and family violence awareness as part of our parish’s Mission Action Plan. This plan helps Banyo parishioners implement our commitment to challenging violence, particularly violence within families,” says The Parish of Banyo’s Elizabeth Nunn

Five furry friends assisting parishioners of St Michael and All Angels' Anglican Church in New Farm, on 5 March 2023, including "devil’s advocate" and "detail-oriented elephant" (held by Sandra Pearson), courageous and protective lion (held by Don Perrett), visioning giraffe and playful and innovative monkey (held by The Rev’d Tim Booth), and the wise and observant owl (held by Janine Tubb)
Spotlight Q&A

Q&A with Ministry Development Officer, cyclist, gardener and vocational deacon, The Rev’d Tim Booth

Meet Tim Booth and find out about his ACSQ roles, current projects, faith journey, favourite scripture, secret skill and earliest memory


Shifting the conversation from “decline” to “possibility”

“This sense of freedom that emerged from being encouraged and resourced to give something a go helped change the narrative in our church. It shifted the conversation from ‘struggle’ and ‘decline’ to ‘opportunity’ and ‘possibility’. This narrative shift is the most valuable outcome of our Adapting Ministry in Complex Times pilot participation,” says The Rev’d Rosemary Gardiner