Our vision & strategy

MISSION 20:20

OUR VISION & STRATEGY

We aim to know God better, to love others more and to share the Good News of Jesus. This strategy aims to capture a sense of who we are and where we feel God is leading us as a church. The ideas contained within it will shape the future of Wootton New Life for many years as they describe our vision, the key areas of our ministry and the people that we want to serve.

This paper has been written so that every member of our church family may understand how they can be part of God’s people here in Wootton. This is a rolling 4 – 5 year strategic plan that we hope to see implemented by 2020, with regular reviews by the Church Council along the way.

At this point in time we are 3 years into this strategy with less than 2 years until 2020. We have seen some great achievements in the last three years but also shared frustrations and disappointments.

It is important now that we review and re-focus to make sure our vision and strategy is still appropriate and encourage everyone to engage and prayerfully consider their part in our church’s mission.

 

We long to grow . . .

As a church family we’re from many different backgrounds, we’re single, married, widowed and divorced, young, old and somewhere in between. But we share a common aim to deepen our love of God and to develop a community that sees His Kingdom thrive here in Wootton and beyond.

We are a church where everyone matters, from the youngest to the oldest member. We believe that everyone has something to bring that will add colour and creativity to the church family. For Wootton New Life maintaining the ‘status quo’ is not an option, we hunger to respond to God’s love, to be transformed, to grow.

We want to inspire everyone in the church to have a passion for Jesus and His Kingdom, beginning in our own community and wherever God sends us. As a church family we are committed to the principles of church life that we see in the New Testament. Here the church is revealed as a community of people who not only love and serve Jesus Christ in obedience to His teachings, but are also committed to love and care for each other and to being a blessing to the area in which they live. We try to be just that. We don't always get it right but we are committed to trying.

 

We believe that we will do this through . . .

Worship, prayer, discipleship & teaching - Providing structured Biblical teaching, a Church grounded in prayer, nurturing spiritual growth and encouraging participative, expressive worship.

Reaching the community Working with and in the local community, serving others to make a radical difference in Wootton and beyond. Encouraging, equipping and supporting each other to exercise our faith where we live, work and relax.

Children & Young People Building on our work with children & young people, helping them to grow into confident and responsible adults and wherever appropriate integrating children & young people into the whole church life. 

 

2018 Priorities . . .

  • Build up the prayer life of the church
  • Review & re-purpose Rock ‘n’ Roll Messy Church
  • Continue to support BB/GB and encourage links with wider church activities
  • Continue to develop the worshiping life of the church – stay true to our values
  • Review and re-focus our pastoral care for all – how can maintain links with people on the fringe and those who do not attend regularly?
  • Prepare to welcome our new minister, Charlie Connor and to say farewell to Caroline
  • Continue to maintain the building, upgrade our acoustics and sound system 

Download our full MISSION20:20 document here.