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
17th November 2021

Our MAP will be reviewed next
17th November 2022

Progress

What progress are you celebrating since your previous MAP?

Since our previous MAP we have built stronger links with our community, made improvements to our building and facilities and started a community cafe. We have increased our visibility through a new website, social media, noticeboard, branding and A Church Near You. We have addressed giving and focused sermons on our new mission statement and values.

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?

Before the pandemic we were steadily increasing our parish share. During the pandemic we had to reduce this and are now slowly beginning to increase it again. It has been a challenge to get volunteers to attend the RNP training.

Vision

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

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?

We hope to deepen our prayer life as a church

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

Start a regular prayer meeting by end Feb 2022, on zoom initially, open to everyone in the church community. (Led by lay member of church).

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 1st Priority

Recommence prayers for healing as part of the Sunday service each month, starting Jan 2022. (Vicar).

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SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 1st Priority

Provide teaching on prayer as part of a Sunday service, in Lent 2022. (Vicar).

2nd Priority

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

Improve the accessibility of our Sunday worship and community events.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 2nd Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God, Making New Disciples, Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 2nd Priority

Installation of screens in the worship space to help improve quality and provision of services and events. By summer 2022. (Working party).

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Build team of volunteers and train them to operate screens during services and events. By summer 2022. (Lay leader).

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 2nd Priority

Create worship resources to enable effective use of screens in worship. By summer 2022. (Lay leader and Vicar).

3rd Priority

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

To build deeper relationships and share the love of Jesus with families in the community.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 3rd Priority most focus on?
Going deeper into God, Making New Disciples, Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 3rd Priority

Invite more pre school families to the community cafe, starting January 2022 and throughout the year. (Cafe team).

SMART Goal 2 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Improve the equipment in the creche area at the community cafe to better cater for pre schoolers and their carers. By Easter 2022. (Cafe team).

SMART Goal 3 to achieve your 3rd Priority

Start a weekly art / craft activity which will have a Christian theme, for children coming to the cafe. By Easter 2022. (Cafe team).

4th Priority

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

Continue to build our ministry to local refugees and asylum seekers.

Which of the 3 strands of Living God’s Love does your 4th Priority most focus on?
Transforming Communities

SMART Goal to achieve your 4th Priority

Host a meal for local refugees and asylum seekers in January in 2022. (Vicar and refugees).

MAP published at www.stalbans.anglican.org/maps/?id=28953
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  • Going Deeper into God
  • Making New Disciples
  • Transforming Communities