Monday, 11 December, 2017

Our Calling


Our Calling

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

  • WORSHIP – The Church exists to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love
  • LEARNING & CARING – The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care
  • SERVICE – The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice
  • EVANGELISM – The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ

Our Priorities

In partnership with others wherever possible, the Methodist Church will concentrate its prayers, resources, imagination and commitments on this priority

  • To proclaim and affirm its conviction of God’s love in Christ, for us and for all the world; and renew confidence in God’s presence and action in the world and in the Church

As ways towards realising this priority, the Methodist Church will give particular attention to the following:

  • Underpinning everything we do with God-centred worship and prayer
  • Supporting community development and action for justice, especially among the most deprived and poor – in Britain and worldwide
  • Developing confidence in evangelism and in the capacity to speak of God and faith in ways that make sense to all involved
  • Encouraging fresh ways of being Church
  • Nurturing a culture in the Church which is people-centred and flexible