Vision & values
||The calling of the
Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God's love in
Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and
It does this through:
Calling stories in the Buzz
The Church exists to increase awareness of God's
presence and to celebrate God's love
What helps us to centre our worship on God?
Where and when do we feel the presence of God? How can these
experiences enrich services of worship?
What motivates us to study the Bible?
What helps us to express awe and wonder, thankfulness and
praise, and love towards God? How can we use resources from the
What would help our worship to make sense to people who come
Can we improve the comfort and decor of our surroundings and the
welcome for people with disabilities?
Is our worship much the same all the time? Should we explore
styles and traditions of worship from other denominations and other
parts of the world?
What are our plans and targets for improving our worship
over the next year?
LEARNING & CARING
The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as
Christians, through mutual support and care
What church activities help us most to deepen our faith in
How effective are our small groups, in linking faith to everyday
How do we learn about the challenges of Christian life today
from churches elsewhere in Britain and the wider world?
Are there peripheral activities we should stop, to make time for
our training and learning needs?
What activities make it easy for others to join us? What links
do we have with groups using our premises?
What do we expect from our pastors? What do we expect from one
another by way of support and care? Do we notice or care about
those who drift away or leave?
What are our plans and targets for developing our life
together over the next year?
The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in
need and to challenge injustice
How do we discover the needs in our community and respond to
Who is involved in service to the community through charities or
community groups? Are there opportunities for more of us to become
involved? How do we give attention to the moral issues raised by
Do we share with one another our concerns about things which do
not seem right, or cause trouble in our community, or appear
unjust? How do we challenge injustice in other parts of the
Are we making the best use of our premises and our money for
service to the community? Are we wasting resources? Are we spending
our time and resources in ways which are consistent with our
beliefs and values?
How does the life of our community, and our involvement in it,
feature in the prayers of the church?
What are our plans and targets for improving our
community involvement over the next year?
The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus
How do we develop friendly attitudes towards everyone we
Do we have a clear message? Are the words we use straightforward
and meaningful to those outside the Church?
What attracts others to the Christian faith? Are there
initiatives we could take to present our convictions? Can we do
this with Christians of other denominations? Where should the focus
be - on church premises, or in the community?
How can we learn about effective witness from Christians in
What can we do to make our premises more welcoming?
Should we consider planting a new congregation in this
What are our plans and targets for making more followers
of Jesus Christ over the next year?
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