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

Church of Odell, All Saints
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Details

Church
Odell, All Saints

Parish
Odell

Benefice
Chellington Team

Deanery
Sharnbrook

Archdeaconry
Bedford

MAP Dates

This MAP was uploaded to the website on
10th February 2020

Our MAP will be reviewed next
31st March 2022

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Lay leadership has been trained and is available. Continuing to build relationships through active involvement in village life and befriending newcomers. Our Ladies fortnightly Bible study – Meeting Point – goes from strength to strength.

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

9 stars

Where has there been less progress than hoped for?

Bringing individuals and families into church. Local men were not interested in having a monthly men’s breakfast.

Vision

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

We would like to see the 8 churches in the Chellington Team working together more.
We have been praised for our church welcome by visitors to the village but would like to see more locals attending the church and becoming involved in church life and growing in faith.

Values

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

Being a welcoming church, accessible to all; providing a range of services to enable people to worship, hear God’s word and grow in faith.

Taking God’s love out into the community, building relationships through active involement in village life, pastoral care and befriending.

1st Priority

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

The Chellington Team clergy have just started a Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade for the whole benefice.
Set aside time to pray for our village and the church’s mission.

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

1, Increasing our prayer life especially praying for church growth.
2 .Reaching out to newcomers, taking a welcome pack and local magazine when visiting them.

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=24535
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