Following the 8 Essential Qualities survey that we undertook last year, we have looked again at the 6 key areas of our Mission and the leaves of our 'growing in the right direction' tree.
We feel that the slightly new wording addresses some of our priorities with regard to the 8 Essential Qualities, particularly that of 'Passionate Spirituality'.
Offering opportunities for church members to integrate their faith into all areas of their life. To develop our prayer life, so we can see personal and corporate prayer empower the ministry of our church. To provide opportunities for people to learn how to use the Bible as a guidebook in daily life. To work with the Vicar to provide worship that is inspirational, engaging and gives everyone an opportunity to connect with God during that time.
Jesus said people would know we are his disciples by our love. Practical demonstration of love builds authentic Christian community and brings others into God’s kingdom. We will provide support to those in our community going through life changing events, particularly bereavement.
Jesus was often inviting himself to meals and attending parties. We want to experience laughter at church gatherings, deepen our relationships and give thanks for the life that we live.
Intentionally working with all people so they can become followers of Jesus Christ, particularly but not exclusively through our music and environmental ministries. Providing opportunities for church members to develop relationships with people in our community.
We accept that everyone is different and encourage church members to build kind and encouraging relationships with those in our church community and our wider community. We want to hear praise and compliments influencing the atmosphere of our church. We will support those families that are encountering our church through Baptism, Confirmation and marriage.
The Church is the living Body of Christ. Like all health organisms it requires numerous systems which work together to fulfil its intended purpose. We will build links with local employers, raise funds for projects, and encourage church members to develop their discipleship through their generosity. .