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

Church of Borehamwood, St Michael and All Angels
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Details

Church
Borehamwood, St Michael and All Angels

Parish
Elstree and Borehamwood

Benefice
Elstree and Borehamwood Team Ministry

Deanery
Barnet

Archdeaconry
Hertford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
8th January 2020

Our MAP will be reviewed next
3rd June 2021

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Godparent services established in 2018 and 2019
Carols for Babies and Tots services held in 2018 and 2019
Family Pancake Party held in Mar 2019 and Feb 2020 and Toy Service in July 2019
Eco-Disciples led a Service of the Word on Bible Sunday 2019
Wild @ St Michael’s (for 6-12 year olds) monthly nature club on Saturdays, began Sept 2019
Baptism Team established and now leading Godparent services and other services
3 x Building Blocks of Faith course – 15 confirmations 2017-2019
Led ‘Carols in the Stable’ at the Wellington Pub in Dec 2019
Over 100 people visited our stall at the Families Festival
St Michael’s involved in the month-long Parish-wide ‘Creationtide Mission 2019’

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

7 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

Fewer children in Sunday School than 2 years ago (some weeks no children at all)
How to encourage integration of newly-confirmed adults? Though more ‘success’ recently than before
Healing services were put on hold in 2017 after poor take-up; healing ministry now exercised in different ways

Vision

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

To be a Church that pursues the Five Marks of Mission

Values

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

Generosity, Joy, Imagination and Courage

1st Priority

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

TELL – To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

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

To publicize Church activities by putting up a series of four outside banners and/or electronic notice boards

2nd Priority

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

TEACH – To teach, baptise and nurture new believers

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

To bring together members of Wild @ St Michael’s, Junior Church, Borehamwood Air Cadets and others to put up an insect ‘bug hotel’ in the Church grounds

3rd Priority

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

TEND – To respond to human need by loving service

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

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

To make a new Church role for a ‘Foodbank Champion’, in order to increase our awareness of the work of Borehamwood Foodbank and our support for it

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 3rd Priority

To support Knit and Natter in making knitted armbands and incubator covers for premature babies in local hospitals

4th Priority

What 4th Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

TRANSFORM – To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 4th Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God

SMART Goal to achieve your 4th Priority

To strengthen our prayer ministry of Intercession for God’s world, by training and adding at least 6 new people to our Sunday Intercessions Team by end 2020

5th Priority

What 5th Priority are you working on to make your vision a reality?

TREASURE – To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 5th Priority most focus on?
Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 5th Priority

To plant fruit trees in the Church grounds, by the end of 2020, thus increasing biodiversity, wildlife habitat, natural beauty and fruit

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=24141
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities