Bushey, St James version: 3
Previous MAP adopted by PCC
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Things seen about our local community
- Diverse population and growth in the area which is not reflected in church growth alongside a lack of Christian education.
- Unstable world.
- Breakdown of family life and values.
Three things we have seen about our church
- Fast-pace changes in the Church of England.
- Thriving Sunday School and Youth Sector as a result of fresh expressions and outreach.
- We have been aware of a greater awareness of the presence of the churches in our community.
Vision (for five years' time)
A Parish recognised as attractive to everyone by being an important part of our community.
Priorities (for the next five years)
- Sustainable congregations for all age groups.
- Church buildings 'fit for purpose'.
- A programme for spiritual education and growth.
Goals (for the next year)
- A 20% increase in average attendance across the parish in one year.
- To continue to develop, establish and support teams to resource Pioneer Ministry and to welcome the growth that it brings across our three churches and the Little Reddings area.
- By the end of September to have submitted all outstanding reports and financial statements
- In planning a second Giving in Grace campaign for 2017 we hope to grow spiritually (by investing more in people) and numerically (a target of 40% increase in CMF/stewardship was achieved in 2014).
- Within the next 12 months to complete a review and implement a five-year/ten-year plan of the parish property estate, to ensure we provide facilities appropriate to the needs of present and future users.