VISION 2026

 

 

WHAT IS VISION 2026? 

'Healthy Churches Transforming Communities'

We desire to make the Good News about Jesus Christ more widely known, because we believe:

  • He is the One who brings 'life in all its fullness
  • Healthy church communities have a positive and transformative impact on our society.
We will work together to achieve this by:

Making disciples of Jesus Christ 

  • Knowing the Scriptures better through reading, teaching, preaching and study 
  • Praying with greater depth and urgency for the Kingdom of God to come
  • Giving generously of our time, talents and money to the cause of Christ

Being witnesses to Jesus Christ  

  • Sharing the Gospel of salvation with confidence
  • Holding regular enquirers' courses in as many local churches as possible
  • Showing God's love in action through projects that meet a local human need
  • Offering thorough and accessible Baptism preparation and follow-up
  • Planting or renewing 50 new strategic congregations by 2026

Growing leaders for Jesus Christ

  • Supporting and equipping the current leadership for today's context
  • Enabling missional leadership in every Christian community
  • Liberating lay leadership for greater participation
  • Creating the varied patterns of Sunday and weekday worship necessary to welcome all kinds of people, especially the newcomer

 

Prioritising work among children, young people and schools to raise up a new generation for Christ

 

The objectives above are taken from the Diocesan Vision Website. More details can be found at https://www.blackburn.anglican.org/welcome-from-bishop-julian

The Vision Champion for our parish is Brian Hankinson