Priorities for 2017

WORSHIP

HOPE  We want to be an open, welcoming and inclusive worshipping community.
ACTIONS To continue to develop music in worship that include all in the church family, incorporating traditional and newer music, hymns and songs in Sunday morning worship, including use of different instruments where possible. To include drama
To include all stewards, welcome teams, and congregation in a Welcome Course during the year.


LEARNING & CARING

HOPES We want to be a church that shares God’s love with one another, where each can grow in discipleship and where all that we do is underpinned with prayer.
We commit to listening to our children and young people and inviting them to share their vision and enthusiasm with the other age groups.
ACTIONS To encourage one another to grow in prayer through prayer days and other prayer opportunities.
To use a questionnaire to plan for development of house/small groups.
To support Junior Church as they explore fresh ways of involving children and families in worship and all aspects of church family life.


SERVICE

HOPE We want to grow in awareness of, and involvement in, local and global issues of peace, justice and poverty.
ACTIONS To plan regular opportunities to be challenged to action by these issues in Sunday worship and in small/home  groups.


EVANGELISM

HOPE We want to grow in confidence so that we can each talk about what we are doing and why we are doing it, and why we believe in and follow Christ.
ACTIONS To continue to support the Children’s Holiday Club with prayer, leadership & help where possible.
To build in opportunities at house groups and other small groups for sharing our faith stories and supporting each other.


RESOURCES

HOPE To rebuild the current church premises as the most effective way that our worship life and community engagement activities can continue to develop and we can grow new followers of Jesus. To that end, we commit to sacrificial giving of money, time and skills for the duration of the project.
ACTIONS
To find ways of enabling all church members to be committed to the Project.
To involve all members in prayer, giving, and in taking part in or organising fund raising events.

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