In ten years’ time every local church will be able to say who they are, what they do and why they do it.
One of our greatest strengths is our diversity and flexibility which allows our churches to serve so creatively and effectively across a wide variety of contexts. However, constant pragmatism can lead to a lack of identity, focus and purpose. We want to encourage local churches to develop mission plans specific to their local contexts, which are owned by the membership of the church, allowing them to articulate clearly to friends, colleagues and neighbours ‘who they are, what they do, and why they do it.’
We will know if we are on the right track by:
- The number of local churches with a ‘mission plan’ or similar strategy document.
- The number of churches having a welcome pack.
- The number of churches having an Open Day.