The Kairos Movement, a pioneering single church-circuit in the district, is led by Revd Andy Lindley and Mrs Liane Kensett and supports those interested in pioneering new forms of church, new ways to express our faith in the world today, as we follow Jesus. For those hungry to live differently the Jesus Way. Kairos officially came into being in September 2021.
Take a look at the Kairos website here:
For the last few years, as well as exploring this personally, Liane and I, have been encouraging others to pursue their call to new forms of mission and engagement with our wider community. It eventually became clear, that lots of people share this heart, but many felt alone, or restricted in their context. A vision was formed, for connecting people across a wider region and encouraging a greater diversity of spiritual exploration, nurturing but also ministry, service and activism. Although chafing at the bonds of Methodism, we also felt we were re-discovering its roots, and there was life there. The result was a new vision, for a new movement, within Methodism. A new network of missional communities with the support of a simple trustee body, offering a connection to Methodism, and the accountability and processes of a church and circuit, but with the freedom to shape and evolve based on those who journey with us.
It has been a step of faith, on behalf of the Methodist church, to release Liane and I, to establish this new Movement and associated ‘Circuit’ and to explore, with a small group of others, how we might shape this network of missional communities we call Kairos. Despite lots of research, and conversations with others, we travel light, we are growing organically, and seeking to be led by the Spirit as we do so. We’d love for others to join us, and play a part in its birthing and continued shaping.