Reconciling Mission: A Taster programme
Reconciling Mission: A Taster programme is a short programme through which a diocesan group can discover more about missional engagement and social reconciliation in their local community.
We are running this as a stand-alone programme. It offers a small taster of some of the content from the initial residential of the main Reconciling Mission programme. The Reconciling Mission: A Taster programme is therefore more limited than the main programme, and is not expected to have as significant an impact. However, it still offers sufficient input and material to take participants forward a major step in their thinking and practice of missional engagement with local communities and neighbourhoods.
Discover more about Reconciling Mission: A Taster programme below and watch our short introductory video.
An introduction to the Taster programme
In this short two-minute video, facilitator Barbara Macnish explains the main aims of the programme and how you can get involved.
Our programme facilitators
Barbara is RI’s Network & Development Lead, leading on the Reconciling Mission: A Taster programme and resourcing our Practitioners’ Network for the main Reconciling Mission programme, as well as facilitating action learning groups.
Barbara is an independent coach, mediator and facilitator with a background in cross-cultural church planting. She has over 13 years of experience consulting with teams and individuals in churches, charities and businesses.
Barbara is passionate about helping leaders to find fresh vision for their communities through creativity and connection with others, celebrating their gifts and valuing differences, so that the love of God can effect even more transforming work through them.
Alastair is RI’s founding Executive Director, resourcing clergy and their churches for missional engagement with local communities. He leads on the overall direction of the charity, including the development of an international offering.
Alastair is also a freelance adult educator, and self-supporting minister, and author of Bridgebuilding: Making peace with conflict in the Church (Canterbury Press, 2019). For nearly 20 years, prior to ordination, he headed up Bridge Builders, which he co-founded.
Alastair is passionate about resourcing church leaders to equip their churches for missional engagement with local communities, addressing systemic inequalities, while grounded in listening to, and working collaboratively, with local neighbours.