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Being missional is a vocational and spiritual understanding that enables congregations to be actively engaged in their communities through discerning how they might join with God’s mission in the world. That engagement is grounded in intentional discipleship in which we understand ourselves as disciples being called, formed and sent into the world.
Having a missional focus is a way of being church that can be expressed in many different forms, traditions, structures and sizes.
The role of the Mission Strategy Committee is to provide guidance and resources to the Bishop, Diocesan Council and our congregations in shaping and carrying out a diocesan missional strategy. Their objective are:
- to move from a congregational preoccupation with maintenance to a missional focus;
- to help people in our congregations develop a deeper sense of God’s presence through their spiritual formations and practice, and then become powerful witnesses of God’s presence through their ministry and mission;
- to take earnestly radical welcome and evangelism in our congregations, and develop ways of living this out in our particular contexts;
- to appreciate that each congregation has a unique calling to ministry in its particular context, and to work in ways that will give full expression to that calling.