Mobilising the church for mission by forming fresh expressions

MSM Courses SA


2016-09-01-photo-00001244MISSION SHAPED MINISTRY

A year to be equipped as missional people and communities through purposeful accompaniment

mission shaped ministry is a one-year, part-time course which takes people on a learning journey as part of a supportive community, training them for ministry in fresh expressions of church. Run ecumenically, msm has been presented about 24 times in South Africa with over 400 participants (over 115 times across the UK with more than 3,600 participants also in Australia and Germany and more).

A certicicate is presented after the completion of 24 modules of the MSM Course.

To see the MSM Brochure: FESA National Flyer. March

Those who come on mission shaped ministry tend to do so:

  • as individuals and as teams;
  • as leaders and members, clergy and lay people, learning side by side;
  • as they prepare to start a fresh expression of church;
  • once they have already started a fresh expression of church;
  • because they want their existing church to be more mission-shaped.


Courses are offered  in major centres across the country:

For more information on the MSM courses please contact: Elmien Botha at

Note on MSM Foundations and MSM Advance

MSM Foundations sets the Biblical and contextual framework for the MSM Course encompassing the first 10 modules. MSM Advance is a further set of workshops encompassing a bouquet of MSM modules to complete the 24 modules. These are run by trained teams locally and as arranged per region.

For those who have done the MSM and the Train the Trainer the resources are available to you. Email for the password to get into the page.