We have discerned three priorities for action that need to be at the centre of our diocesan life to help each and every one of us to ‘live and tell the story of Jesus’.
To place mission and evangelism at the heart of everything we do
This means that we will shape our life together to serve and embrace our communities better; we will undertake activities and initiatives with an explicitly missional purpose and engage proactively with our communities at a personal, parish, deanery and diocesan level.
To realign our ministry resources towards mission
This means that we will shift the balance of the resources we deploy towards mission and provide resources for explicitly missional roles; that we will seek numerical and spiritual growth as we trust in the leading and guiding of God’s Holy Spirit.
To identify, develop and use the gifts of all our people
This means that we will seek new ministry models that help us to make best use of the gifts and talents that God has given to his people; that we will seek to build congregations that flourish through serving each other, serving their communities and witnessing to the love of God in Jesus Christ.