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God for All
“By 2020 every person in Cumbria of all ages and backgrounds will have had an opportunity to discover more of God and God’s purpose for their lives, so that they will discover more of Jesus and the Good News and become followers of Jesus within a Christian community.
What does this mean for us?
An apostolic church model, aiming not simply to gather people in but intent on equipping, resourcing and sending people into the world in the power of the Holy Spirit: as Jesus’ said in John 20.21 – “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you!”. Secondly, whilst we intend to see growth, we want to emphasise building big people rather than big church – to make life and identity in Christ and equipping God’s people for frontlines a priority over ‘success’ measured chiefly by numbers or events. Lastly valuing relationships – both in how we do life together as a church family, encouraging one another for mission, and by seeking opportunities to partner with other churches and ministries to reach out to our town and region. What’s next? Below are three key features of the next year for us – each of them significant steps as we answer our call to be God’s missionary people in this part of the world! God for All means each of us connecting with people and introducing others to Jesus with love and faith as never before.
The Diocese of Carlisle has long aimed to group churches in each locality into formal Mission Communities – partnering and sharing resources and leadership. We will face key decisions as the shapes for Mission Communities in and around Kendal are defined in the next few months.