mission priorities 2021

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These are our mission priorities for 2021

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Developing prayer life & spiritual nurture

Objectives

  • To increase the number of individuals who feel comfortable around prayer
  • To establish a congregation which will bring all things to God in prayer
  • To become a faith filled community of people who on a personal level think deeply about their faith and their relationship with God

Method

  • By encouraging individuals within the congregation to write or lead prayers for worship
  • By encouraging individuals within the congregation to suggest issues to be prayed about
  • By coffering Solace once a month
  • By experimenting with ways to engage the congregation in the Christ Church Week of Prayer
  • By offering house groups or similar using Walking the Way resources, or bible study groups

welcome & diversity

Objectives

  • To be a church where people feel welcome and that they belong
  • To become a church that recognises and celebrates diversity
  • To offer safe, attractive and confortable surroundings to those who come to our premises

Method

  • By revisiting the Everybody Welcome material and updating the welcome packs as necessary
  • By providing training for stewards and elders
  • By having welcomers on duty every Sunday
  • By creating opportunities for people of all ages to meet socially
  • By monitoring and, if necessary improving the comfort and safety of the spaces entered by members and visitors alike

making church relevant & accessible to local families

Objectives

  • To offer ways of being church that will accommodate current lifestyles
  • To increase the number of families assocuated with the local church
  • To be more visible in our response to global, national and local situations

Method

  • By looking at different times and styles of worship
  • By “advertising” ways of being involved in the life of the church e.g. Church of Youth, opportunities to engage with the musical life of the church, Luncheon Club and others
  • By providing the means for people to ask for prayers for themselves or situations
  • By the use of articles in The Gazette
  • By use of notice boards, website and social media
  • By use of technology in worship

seeking to become a greener church

Objectives

  • To be awarded our GOLD Eco-church status (currently silver)

Method

  • By raising awareness of ways in which individuals can reduce/re-use/recycle
  • By encouraging every working group to be aware of the eco-church checklist and adopting good practice wherever possible