What do we hope the vision will achieve?

How will we know we are making Jesus known?

The vision Making Jesus Known is rooted in deepening discipleship and evangelism. But what difference might it make? Below are the outcomes we hope will emerge from ten years of the vision, across the diocese. As the strategy is worked through, quantifiable outcomes will be added to these statements..

Together as a diocese, we are making Jesus known by knowing him ourselves, sharing our faith with others and growing more missionary disciples.   

We are a church for everyone, serving our communities in age and diversity, offering new ways for people to gather and encounter Jesus Christ where they are, inside and outside our churches.   

We are a growing church with more courageous and resilient leaders, who are released to bring transformation to the whole of society as we work for justice, listening to and magnifying the voices of people facing poverty and injustice.  This includes our commitment to climate action with net zero carbon buildings and increased participation in the eco church scheme, recognising it is a matter of justice for people across the world where the climate emergency is bringing famine, displacement and fear, and of justice for all the species who call our planet home, whom God entrusted us to look after.   

We want to ensure people are empowered by mutual care, simplified church practices, and sustainable finances as we meet the needs of today and grow the church of the future.   

As a result, Jesus Christ is known in every place and we ‘come and see’ where he is at work and join in, growing his Kingdom here and now. 

Would you like to join in as an individual, church community or members of a wider community? Read our booklet here for ways to engage.


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