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

Parish of Luton, St Paul
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Parish
Luton, St Paul

Benefice
Luton, St Paul

Deanery
Luton

Archdeaconry
Bedford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
7th October 2019

Our MAP will be reviewed next
7th November 2020

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Preparations for the vacancy were put in place.
A new Priest in Charge has been appointed so we are now entering a new phase of mission and ministry for our church, which requires fresh vision and priorities.

How far did you meet your previous priorities?
(1 star = Not at all → 10 stars = Done)

3 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

The priorities and goals concerning mission and community engagement.

Vision

What is the vision for your Church, Parish, Team Ministry or Benefice?

In five years we hope to be a growing church, at the heart of the community, sharing God’s love.

Values

What are the core values for your Church, Parish, Team Ministry or Benefice?

We seek to love God and follow Jesus by:

Welcoming all, loving others, building relationships and making disciples.

1st Priority

What is your 1st Priority to make your vision a reality?

Increasing our visibility:

Make ourselves known to people, groups and organisations of our local community.
Improve our outward-facing communications e.g. exterior noticeboard, website, logo and publicity, social media.
Make interior and exterior improvements to the church building and grounds.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 1st Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 1st Priority

Install new exterior noticeboard by 31/03/2020 (Vicar and Wardens)

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Develop new logo and branding by 31/10/2019 (Vicar)

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

Redesign website by 31/05/2020 (Vicar and external web designer)

2nd Priority

What 2nd Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

Engaging with the community and addressing local issues.

Provide services and help, bring the community together and offer the building as a hub.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 2nd Priority most focus on?
Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 2nd Priority

Establish new weekly community ‘Cafe Welcome’ to serve local needs and people, and acquire grant funding by 31/12/2019 (Cafe Welcome Team).

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Identify and connect with key community organisations and groups to build good working relationships to support the local community by 30/06/2020 (Vicar and Cafe Welcome Team).

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Arrange for uniformed organisations and school children and parents/carers to attend and participate in Christingle Service 22/12/2019 (Vicar)

3rd Priority

What 3rd Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

Strengthening our resources – people, finances, training, spirituality.

Enable more people to take an active role in the church and community.
Inspire 24/7 Christian living.
Train and equip leaders.
Strengthen our financial position.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 3rd Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

Increase Parish Share following Gift Day and teaching, reviewing building hire charges and contracts, and increasing number of hirers by 31/12/2019 (Treasurer, Wardens and Vicar).

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Team of church volunteers to attend RNP training course by 31/07/2020 (Cafe Welcome team, PCC members).

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Create and deliver sermon series on our vision, mission statement and values by 30/04/2020 (Vicar and visiting preachers).

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22256
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities