At the 2017 meeting of the Diocesan Synod, a motion was put forward encouraging a focus on becoming a diocese of missional people. This followed a presentation on Michael Frost’s book, Surprise the World and its practices – B.E.L.L.S. We were introduced to members of our own diocese already in the process of implementing this practices. The Synod program committee selected this book as a way of looking at our mission to the wider community.

  • Bless – Dawn Mary Baker, Madawaska
  • Eat – Rob Pitman, Portland (Saint John)
  • Listen – Anna Caines, Grand-Bay
  • Learn – Erik Sample
  • Sent – Klaudia Ross

Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People, is a book written by Michael Frost about the BELLS method for sharing your faith.

It is a “handy tool for mobilizing Christians up, in and out into mission. That is, up into deeper connection with the Triune God; into a stronger sense of community with other believers; and out into the neighbourhood.” – Michael Frost.