Developing our Christian faith and the Christian faith of others
We value …
our Christian faith and are keen to develop this and to see others coming to know and love Jesus.
Our vision is …
to create further opportunities to deepen our Christian faith, and to introduce others to the Good News
of Jesus Christ.
In the great commission Jesus said, “Go to the people of all nations and make them my disciples. Baptise them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and teach them to do everything I told you.” This commission was given to every follower of Jesus, not to vicars and missionaries alone!
Although it is a big responsibility it is also an incredible honour to be used by God. As disciples ourselves, we want to be growing in faith; Pilgrim courses and Lent courses help us to do that. We are planning an Advent course and possibly another Alpha Course next year. We hope that confirmations and additional home groups will result from these two initiatives and that home group meetings will happen more frequently.
We want to hear from you as we continue to develop this value, but some ideas we are already exploring are:
a discipleship team to run courses in 4 – 6 week blocks. There will be training and teaching to enable this.
courses that reach out to people in our communities, e.g. marriage course, parenting course
an annual benefice weekend away
What skills and talents are needed to grow this vision?
wanting to be a disciple and to grow deeper in faith
willingness to share our faith with others
a desire to see others coming to faith