So much has happened this year. I don’t think any of us would have imagined at the end of 2019 that 2020 would turn out the way that it has, but God is good and kind and we are able still to be people who love God, ourselves and one another and partner in seeing the kingdom come in our time and in our places. At the recent Trustees meeting I presented a paper on what I thought God was inviting us to do next. A lot of these ideas are ‘big picture’ and sit alongside some of the other work we have coming up regarding a process of remembering what it is like to physically visit Church and other things that used to be considered ‘normal’.
I’ve recorded a video this afternoon so that you can all see and hear the kinds of things that I think are going to be key for us in particular as a Church in the next year and beyond. These are by no means the only things that we’ll do. We might not even do half of the things I’ve listed here, but I hope we’ll at least go some way towards some of them, step by step. God will make it clear which He is most interested in us pursuing. So, as I say in the video, I’d ask you if you’re a Church person, to pray for us and share your views on what you think God is leading us to, too. Vision is only vision if it’s caught, shared and acted upon, so this is the first step in seeing what happens. A bit risky perhaps, but what else would I do on a Wednesday afternoon! If you’re on our ChurchSuite lists, you’ll receive a written version of these thoughts and ideas in the post in the next few weeks along with my heartfelt thanks to you all for being faithful members of the Church and my prayers for you and your families and friends in all that is ahead.
PS, sorry I can never look at the camera properly. I’ll learn. Eventually.