Growing the Kingdom of God –

St John’s seeking to know Jesus, to show Jesus

love to others

and to make Jesus known to all.

Mission Action

Communication

· Church road sign

· More advertising of events in Telford Journal, local radio etc. Advertise social events but also special church events during Harvest, Easter and Christmas.

· Develop our outside noticeboards, our website, our Lawley newsletter. Have a noticeboard in the church hall to let people who use the hall know what is going on at St John’s.

Youth and Children’s Work

· Have youth focused services. Perhaps use well known music, film clips etc to connect with youth and young adults. Involve different members of the congregation. This may be at a different time on a Sunday. OR it might be on a different day during the week.

· Emma Philips is considering to organise a pram service

· A further Christmas event to connect with local families who want to bring their children to a Christmas church event. 9.15am could be too early for some families. Perhaps an afternoon event during the week leading up to Christmas?

· Children’s resources for the Sunday services

Baptisms

· A work in progress already. We will review what service model is the best – Sunday mornings, or afternoons.

ALPHA Course.

* For those who are seeking to understand things of God.

CHURCH DEVELOPMENT

Pastoral Contact

· Explore other forms of pastoral contact with those who used to attend, baptism couples, those bereaved, couples married at St John’s.

Services:

· To make sure everything can be seen and heard during a service, especially the preaching (Sound System)

· Use well known hymns in the services which everyone knows.

· Grit for paths up to church

· Revision of certain Sunday Worship printed orders of Service

Teach train equip

Helping church members to grow spiritually through teaching. Helping them to discover how God has gifted them. Modelling examples of worship leading, teaching, prayer, group discussion. Equipping people and empowering people to serve God in the church and / or outside the main church life.

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