Key aims for 2018-19
The diagram below helps to show the key aims we are focussing on in 2018/19, taken from our vision and strategy. There is of course a lot of highly valued and important work going on in our mission communities and parishes, and in our central offices at the Old Deanery that doesn’t appear on this diagram. It is intended to show what we are focussing on in the next 18 months to support and resource our parishes and mission communities. These aims and priorities will be kept under review from year to year. Hover your cursor over the boxes and click on the links to see more, and scroll down the page for further detail.
The Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven
Models to simplify and integrate governance
Common Fund review
Revised long term financial plan
Continue exploring new models of urban ministry e.g. Resource Churches, ministry in the new towns
Reflect on minster models in market/seaside towns
Develop SSM and interim ministry strategy
Renew Mission Community Development Team
Develop new strategic bid(s) to the Church Commissioners
Develop lay training capacity
Develop ways to strengthen children’s/youth work
Focus on engagement and mission with older people
Bishops in Mission follow up + Vision roadshows
Our overarching vision – what we are all working towards – is the vision of the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven’ and that has shaped our three priorities to grow in prayer, make new disciples and serve the people of Devon with joy.
Our areas of focus through to the end of 2019 are the four areas set out above: leadership, finance and governance, transformative ministry, transformative mission and engaging with church and community. For each of those we have particular tasks set out and the work on those can be seen by hovering over and clicking on the links. Some of this work is already underway and we can direct you to more detail about it on this website, while some of it is still at an early stage and more details will follow.
We want to listen to your thoughts on our priorities and your suggestions for what we can do better and we are finding new ways to ensure we have better opportunities to listen – to people in our churches, to our church leaders, to our communities and community leaders and to everyone who lives in Devon.
A PDF version of the above diagram is available here: Key aims for 2018-19.