Mission & Ministry

Our churches are all about joining together in the transforming mission of God, that is, we believe God is very much at work outside and inside the church and our task is to find out what God is up to and encourage and support that work. So whether it’s helping someone find their way out of debt with a community partner, sharing faith with a friend or work colleague, making sense of our workplace and our society or creating a worship space to hold people in their bereavement – we believe God wants to be involved in every part of our lives. God wants us to share the good news of Jesus Christ where we are – which has the potential to transform both individual lives and communities. Church members and leaders are all involved in ministry and mission – using their skills and time for God – whether at home, at work or in the church itself.

We aim to do this by engaging with three practical strands: Living Worship, Growing Disciples and Seeking Justice.

Living Worship – giving God the glory and honour in our life together and out in the world

Growing Disciples – seeing more people become followers of Jesus and Jesus’ followers more humbly confident in their faith

Seeking Justice – working for a fairer world for everyone both locally and globally, marked by God’s justice.”

In this Ministry and Mission section you can find resources, support and training for our task of joining together in the transforming mission of God. There are two diocesan Directors responsible for most of this work in the Department for Development – they are Nigel Rooms, The Director of Ministry and Mission and David McCoulough, the Director of Partnerships and Mission.