Our Mission Action Plan (MAP), is about seeing clearly the Mission of God. It is about growing God’s Church as we serve God’s Kingdom today. To do this we provide a number of initiatives under the title Encouraging Life at the Crossroads.
In Encouraging Life at the Crossroads we seek to be a church at the crossroads of our community and at the crossroads of people’s lives making visible the presence of God. To achieve our vision we aim to provide the following things, some of which we do already and some of which are our long term aims.
People are looking for answers to the fundamental questions of life but how may we best discover the answers together as friends on a journey? We provide Alpha and Christianity Explored courses and seek Fresh Expressions of what it means to be the church today through such things as COGS and Busybees.
Our Mission Action Plan was a two year consultation with members of St. Barnabas Church and with input from external advisors and a concluding report on the St. Barnabas MAP is now complete for you to view by clicking the link above. The MAP is about reordering ourselves to better engage with God’s mission.
Within the MAP we have established a Growing Leaders course at St. Barnabas. The year long course equips lay leaders in the leading of God’s Church for the future. Lay leadership will form an integral part of a healthy church, ‘Growing Leaders’ seeks to nurture the gifts of all those called to this task.
We seek to provide a welcoming and friendly environment where enquirers, community and church groups can meet and grow together. We aim to make St. Barnabas Church an accessible and living community every day of the week. And we seek to create an open and welcoming space where people can find God in every aspect of their lives. Why not come and join us in our journey on the Way?