In November 2013, during the vacancy, the church held an open meeting to pray and discuss the vision of the how the church should go forward in preparation for the parish profile.
Three key areas were agreed:
Building up the fellowship of St John’s spiritually and socially focusing on discipleship and developing relationships.
Reaching out and developing our work with children and young people.
Increasing our witness of Christ in the community.
Our Values are what underpin our choices about what we do. They help us discern what is really important. These are the values that we as a church agreed should underpin our behaviour, choices and actions as we move forward together in mission and ministry:
Worship - Worship should be central in all that we do.
Prayer - We give praise and thanksgiving to God for all he has done for us and seek God’s will in prayer for our lives individually and for what we do as a church.
Love - We will love each other and those outside our church community showing compassion, grace, support and care.
Growing in faith - We desire to grow in our faith, knowledge and love of God.
Outward-focused - We are outward focused, looking at ways to reach out to the community to share the good news of Jesus Christ.
If you would like to know more about our Vision and Mission Action Plan, please click the button below to download a PDF copy of the complete document.