The Mission of Jesus – new Sunday talks for community churches in 2016

A new teaching programme in a group of rural churches has been put together to explore and better understand the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Churches in Peasedown St John, Foxcote, Shoscombe and Wellow over the next year will look at ‘The Mission of Jesus’. They aim to delve deep into Jesus’ words to get an even greater glimpse of what many believe to be the most influential and significant person that ever lived.

Sunday sermons from January through to December will unpack some of Jesus’ most radical ideas and see how they can be applied to our lives today.

Revd Matthew Street, who leads the set of churches known as the St J’s Group, said:

“The Bible is a powerful book with information that not only tells us about historical events, but is full of teachings that can be applied to our everyday lives.

Understanding the Mission of Jesus is no different. Whether it’s praying for your enemies, treating others as you’d want to be treated yourself, or having a personal relationship with a loving God, Jesus’ teachings are still pretty radical for us in the 21st century.

During 2016 we shall be challenged in the St J's Group to dig deeper and understand more fully what Jesus’ teachings mean to us today.”

Sunday talks include:

  • Setting the captives free
  • Demonstrating the power of God
  • Walking on water
  • ‘Where your treasure is, your heart will be also’
  • Loving your enemies
  • Like Father, like Son

The ‘Mission of Jesus’ teaching programme will run every Sunday in 2016 at these services:

  • 10.00 am - Morning Service at St Julian’s, Shoscombe
  • 10.30 am - Morning Service at St John’s, Peasedown
  • 11.15 am - Morning Service at St Julian’s, Wellow
  • 4.30 pm - Soul Foodat the Youth & Children’s Centre, Peasedown

Recordings of each talk will also be available after each Sunday on the St J’s Group website -, which also includes details of future events, the church’s work in the community, and details of activities going on during the week.