Parish of Eaton Bray with Edlesborough
« Mission Action Plan »
1. To encourage prayer- participation in Thy Kingdom Come, prayer bookmarks, Lent Course on prayer, monthly ‘Prayer and Praise’ group, housegroups, monthly prayer group meets between 8am & 10am services.
2. To improve the facilities in church- installation of toilet, coffee area and storage facilities.
3. To increase the number of children and families in church- focus on Messy Church. Review of Baptism Policy and introduction of children’s activities during the service; goody bags for baptism families; baptisms held in main morning service.
4. To improve communication with the congregation and Parish- Facebook page; St Mary’s carnival stall; banners outside church; publicity group established; greater use of website & noticeboards (external and internal); pew leaflets; Focus magazine.
Encouraging families to participate more fully in the life of the church.
We want to be a church rooted in prayer, witnessing to God’s love to one another, the local community and the world.
To share the love of Jesus with our community.
To create worship which involves people of all ages and encourages faith to grow.
To develop the fifth Sunday services as Messy Church Holy Communion services.
Contact with schools to explain about Messy Church.
Training for Messy Church leaders.
A rolling programme of Stewardship initiatives. We have already established a Stewardship Group which delivered a Stewardship initiative focused on giving.
Stewardship focus on Time and Talents
Attend the LYCIG conference with a group from PCC to look at developing our outreach.
Explain about LYCIG and encourage PCC members to attend. Book on conference.