Towards 2010. And beyond…. If all your prayers were answered, what would All Saints be like in five years’ time?. Write down four words or phrases on your white slip. If all Jesus ’ prayers were answered, what would All Saints be like in five years’ time?.
Write down four words or phrases on your white slip
Is the answer the same or different?
- children, vv 20, 23
- the elderly, v 20
- those who work, vv 21-23
Isaiah’s vision underlies the mission action plan drawn up after a year long process of consultation and presented to the Annual Meeting in 2005
Continuing within the framework of our Mission Statement adopted in 1992:
“Because of Jesus All Saints Wellington
Means Good News People
Caring and Sharing
Growing and Going
Praying and Praising”
In a diverse culture, one size no longer fits all – we need to offer a choice
Who are we still missing, and what fresh expressions of church could we plant to reach them?
Rather than seeing midweek groups as a bridge to church attendance (which only a few crossed), our approach is now to help those midweek groups to become church for those who attend
As midweek groups become church, don’t worry if everyone isn’t here on a Sunday morning!
What about this year’s priorities? community
Building slowly – vision received last year
Time to take stock and evaluate:
Numbers increased in first half of year – praise God!
If so, what kind of things might be happening in All Saints in 2013?? Dream dreams together…