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

Parish of Hemel Hempstead, St Barnabas, Adeyfield
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Parish
Hemel Hempstead, St Barnabas, Adeyfield

Benefice
Hemel Hempstead Team Ministry

Deanery
Hemel Hempstead

Archdeaconry
St Albans

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
2nd March 2020

Our MAP will be reviewed next
2nd March 2021

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Regular prayer groups during the week and before services are now well established, and weekly prayer emails now linked to those on the weekly sheet. Evening services were trialled, although at review it was felt that it wasn’t the right path forward. Good Alpha course run and well attended, and some new faces attending services. Continued good progress on accessibility of the church.

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

The group appointed to look at the different physical aspects of the church has not yet managed to meet.
We haven’t made progress on signposting the youth/teens to other Christian opportunities in Hemel.

Vision

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

St Barnabas is a place where everyone is truly welcome. We are a community growing and learning together in faith, love and worship. Those who come will hear the Good News of Jesus and all may know his transformation in their lives.

1st Priority

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

Developing our church and individual teaching and prayer lives.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 1st Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God

SMART Goal to achieve your 1st Priority

Increase circulation of prayer emails and newsletter.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Establish a regular study group to provide ongoing support to those who wish to continue beyond Alpha.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

Formalise the division of JAM club into two age brackets and how they will better focus on helping our children to know Jesus.

2nd Priority

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

Seeing more people coming into God’s Kingdom.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 2nd Priority most focus on?
Making New Disciples

SMART Goal to achieve your 2nd Priority

Run a formal outreach event.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Develop ministry of lay visitors to christening families.

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Work on signposting youth to other groups and events (Youth Across Hemel, ROSE group [Reflecting Our Saviour’s Example], Hard CoR (youth group at Church of the Resurrection). Also, commit to identifying 3 speakers to address the Friday night youth group over a year.

3rd Priority

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

Continuing to improve accessibility of the building, and improving the spiritual environment.

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

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

In collaboration with Hightown Praetorian, to provide a safe pedestrian access path to the front door and hall door without walking across their carpark.

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Working group to review the spaces throughout the church for welcome, practicality, spiritual and general feel and to make recommendations to the PCC.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=22871
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