A church that is united as
the body of Christ and recognises and encourages diverse styles and
approaches to advancing Godís mission among HIS people.
A church that is energised
by faith through prayer, worship and sacramental life; engaging with
scripture; nurturing faith in Christ; and developing a desire to serve God
and one another.
A church that seeks to find
out what God wants by being open to the Holy Spiritís leading, consciously
setting immediate and long-term goals and making personal and corporate
sacrifices to do Godís will.
A church that maintains and
develops an outward-looking focus by working in partnership with the local
community, fostering justice and peace, making connections with faith and
daily living and serving human needs with love.
A church that faces change
constructively by daring to take on new ways, admitting when things are not
working, building on positive experiences of change and disseminating good
A church that buildings
community through nurturing relationships, dedicated lay and ordained
leadership and developing and celebrating lay ministry.
A church that makes room for
others by welcoming newcomers, helping young people and children to belong,
contribute and be nurtured in faith, encouraging enquirers to explore and
experience faith in Christ and celebrating diversity.
EFFECTIVE BODY OF CHRIST
A church that seeks
effective ways of public worship, pastoral care, stewardship, communication,
administration, networking and witnessing to Jesus Christ.