Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage
Living God's Love Values - Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

Little Amwell, Holy Trinity version: 3

Our Details

Website

http://www.hertford-heath-church.org.uk

Parish

Little Amwell, Holy Trinity

Benefice

Hertford Team Ministry

Deanery

Hertford and Ware

Archdeaconry

Hertford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    24/05/2018
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    20/06/2018
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    31/03/2020

Our Looking

What progress have you made with the Goals from your previous MAP, and what do you want to celebrate?

  • To deepen our fellowship with one another and with God: new fellowship initiatives: monthly meals and walks, successfully launching a new housegroup
  • To make prayer a more vital part of our life together: new prayer area created in church; monthly prayer meeting; focus on prayer and spirituality in preaching
  • 3. To rethink our children's provision, so that we can offer ministry to children and families who can't come on Sunday mornings: Messy Church launched, monthly late on Sunday afternoons

What Goals did you set where you saw less progress than you would have liked?

  • Rethinking our children's provision - Messy Church hasn't been a complete success. Reasons: a) lack of helpers to run it regularly b) not finding the right day and time

Things seen about our local community

  • Society is leaving us behind - Sunday activities, busy people without time for church
  • High property values means couples & young families can't stay in the village, so we lose touch with many of our contacts
  • We are well-regarded in the community, but not generally thought of as relevant or effectual.

How have you begun to engage with these concerns / needs / issues?

  • Exploring new ways of engaging with children & families
  • Building up methods of staying in touch - GDPR permitting!
  • Substantial progress - the church's reputation has been enhanced in recent years

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

We want to be a church rooted in God through prayer and worship, making Jesus known by following his example of love and service.

Current Situation

From our Parish Statistics for Mission, we see that we are / have...

Under represented in the key demographics of 15-40

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • Inviting a younger generation of people
  • Aiming for church growth through welcome and invitation
  • Growing in depth & maturity of faith.

Goals (for the next year)

  • To research whether there would be demand for an after-school club
  • To build up our links with baptism families and wedding couples, inviting them to groups to consider the promises they have made
  • Review the entirety of our communications
  • Consider forming a children's choir, to sing at All Age Worship, Messy Church and other opportunities
  • Build up our prayer support through using social media, the church website and facebook
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