Mission Action Plan

RESULTS OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED AT THE END OF YEAR ONE Before the Bishop completed his Year One review in June the congregation were issued with a Questionnaire about their perception of our MAP and the first year of the process.   Below is the report complied from the Questionnaire results.

MAP Questionnaire Results May 2016

Full details about the Troon Wall Hanging which forms part of our Year One Plan can be found by clicking on Troon Wall Hanging. 

Year 1 of the Mission Action Plan was signed by the Rector, Rector’s Warden and MAPs Facilitator, Dr Susan Burr during the Sung Eucharist on Sunday 15th February 2015.  The Community Arts Project was launched at the Cheese and Wine Evening on Saturday 21st February to which everyone was invited.

MAPs Facilitator, Dr Susan Burr, signing the Year 1 MAP.

MAPs Facilitator, Dr Susan Burr, signing the Year 1 MAP.

Rector's Warden, Joe Cassidy signs the MAP

Rector’s Warden, Joe Cassidy signs the MAP

The MAP document is carried to the altar.

The MAP document is carried to the altar.


St. Ninian’s began the process of Mission Action Planning on Sunday 27th April when our Facilitator will address the congregation at the 8.00am and 10.30am Services.  She also addressed the Wednesday 10.00am Service on 30 April. The Facilitator comes with a special remit from the Bishop to assist us in our efforts to prayerfully engage in reflecting on our mission to date and to consider what God might be inviting us to do as we plan our activities for the next 3 – 5 years.  She does not come with a blueprint but with a number of tools to assist us in trying to discern God’s purpose for us and our life together.  It is hoped that everyone will respond to her request to participate in the process with an open and generous heart.

The Congregational Review took place on Saturday 17th May when members of the congregation had an opportunity to look at the six stands of the Mission Action Plan and identify our strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for each of them. 

A Working Group was formed and discussions take place over the summer before a  second Congregational Meeting on Saturday 25 October to agree our Action Plan.  This was then formally signed on Sunday 15th February and will now go to the Bishop.  The Bishop will then join us in a year’s time to review our plans.

Full details about Mission Action Planning, the Actions Plans drawn up by many congregations in the diocese can be found on the Diocesan website by following this link.

DIOCESAN WORKING GROUPS Full information about the Diocesan Working Groups can be found by following this link to the Diocesan Website.

From time to time these groups organise Training Days on a variety of topics and details of any forthcoming courses will be found here. Groups include:

Development Team for Children and Young People

Development Team for Welcome, Integration and Numerical Growth

Development Team for Imaginative Outreach into Local Communities

Development Team for Learning and Discipleship

Development Team for Missional Leadership

Development Team for Worship, Prayer and Spirituality