Vision 2012
'Loved by Christ and Challenged to Grow'

At Pentecost 2012 we launched our new vision: 

'Loved by Christ and Challenged to Grow'

Over the next 5 years, as we continue ‘Sharing God’s life’,
we want to experience more deeply the reality that
in Jesus we are loved by God and respond positively to his challenge to grow;

grow in our personal discipleship,

grow in our corporate discipleship,

grow in our effectiveness as instruments of the kingdom in our communities,

grow as congregations.


To formulate this vision, we went through a review process:

Why?

We are asking God to show us what he is calling us to do and to be over the next 3-5 years as we continue to share His life in this community.

How?

Through a process of "Appreciative Inquiry".

    • Discover where we have seen God's life most fully expressed over the last few years.
    • Dream of how our life together might be in the future if more of this was happening!
    • Then we start to Design how to make that possible

What?

The "Vision 2012" survey
Thank you very much to everybody for sharing their views on the life of the church over the last few years and their vision for our churches over the next three to five years.

A conversation during Lent
The responses to the questionnaire formed the basis of a conversation during Lent. The summary of this conversation can be found on
our blog http://rustwychurch-vision.blogspot.com/.


A prayer for Vision 2012

Lord God of all that has been, that is and that will be,

We praise you for the warp and weft of history,

For the outworking of your plan for all creation,

And its culmination in the person of your Son, our Saviour Jesus Christ.

By the power of your Holy Spirit,

Help us to know our place in your glorious vision

And to live it out

To the glory and extension of your kingdom.  Amen

Go to the main Vision 2012 page

Last modified: Friday, 23 August 2013, 10:15 PM