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

Sacombe, St Catherine version: 1

Our Details

Parish

Sacombe

Benefice

Standon and the Mundens with Sacombe

Deanery

Bishop's Stortford

Archdeaconry

Hertford

Dates

  • This MAP was adopted by PCC
    20/05/2012
  • This MAP was uploaded to the website on
    16/07/2012
  • Our MAP will be reviewed next
    31/05/2013

Our Looking

Things seen about our local community

  • People live busy lives. This activity squeezes out time for Sunday worship, but is a positive contribution to community life.
  • The needs of our community are complex and often hidden. No single issue stands out.
  • The presence of the Church seems important for people - we need to understand the extend and nature of this good will.

Three things we have seen about our church

  • Becoming a Benefice in 2006 has enriched our life together - more resources & opportunities together - some growth seen.
  • We have become more outward looking and engaged in our community - need to work on awareness of those at edges of church.
  • We are learning to look out for each other's needs within the church family.

Our Discerning

Vision (for five years' time)

As people who live faith-inspired lives centred upon Jesus, and who make life more abundant for others by sharing faith, demonstratng hospitality, offering practical care and having fun.

Priorities (for the next five years)

  • To make new Christians by allowing people to connect with the Christian community in a natural, honest & sociable way.
  • To make existing Christians stronger by offering relevant teaching, resourcing prayer & providing encouragement.
  • To listen, understand and respond with God's love to the local, national and worldwide community.

Goals (for the next year)

  • To make prayer a true priority by trialling a prayer partner scheme and a Benefice prayer meeting.
  • To find and equip leaders for small groups and studies, particularly our Christian Basics course.
  • To further increase the range and diversity of our worship.
  • To have fun and practise hospitality, offering events and activities that give us a chance to get to know people better.
  • To set an example of caring for the environment by living simple and sustainable lives.
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