It’s been a year since we focused the spotlight of our LIFE vision into the five areas of the LIFE Together vision.
We’re seeking to live ‘life in all its fullness’ and are connecting with God’s work through the LIFE vision statements:
- Leadership: Committed to transformation
- Imagination: Opening new paths to faith
- Faith: Living as adventurous followers of Jesus Christ
- Engagement: Living out Christ’s love and hope
This year, the spotlight has been shining on the areas shown below and we couldn’t resist sharing a round-up of some of our favourite stories for the year.
Nurturing everyday disciples
All ages of disciples were guided through their faith journey.
Investing in people and programmes which excite young people to explore and grow in faith
Exciting new projects like the Connected podcast, created by the Youth Connector team, and various LEGO challenges helped make faith relevant and engaging for younger age groups.
Encouraging new and courageous ways of worshipping in different places which connect with more people
Lee Barnes was one of a team who annually set out to Glastonbury to minister to festival-goers.
Being advocates for flourishing through initiatives that combat injustice…
Bishop Rachel invited peers, ministers and charity workers to an event in the House of Lords, giving a voice to those who are directly impacted by long-term sentencing.
Making sense of sentencing – Bishop Rachel hosts event at House of Lords
combat environmental destruction…
Inspirational Josie worked to get PV panels on her school’s roof, as Bussage’s answer to Greta Thunberg.
The church at St Cyr has been working hard to make its building more inclusive and accessible for all worshippers, with step-free access.
and combat isolation…
Emma has been cooking for her community in a new ‘pay as you feel’ community cafe at the heart of Matson.
Young people at The Cotswold School met Bishop Rachel to talk about body image and how social media makes them feel. Bishop Rachel reflected on the #Liedentity message with them, that who you are is more than what you look like.
We saw the launch of an innovative scheme to build stylish new eco pods for vulnerable people to live in, as we aspire to a future where everyone has a home that is sustainable, safe, stable, sociable and satisfying.
Developing diverse lay and ordained leaders
Andy Wilson challenges us never to settle when it comes to sharing God’s goodness.
Pioneer Ministry Blog: If our focus is on remaining, sustaining or maintaining, we will not be obtaining all that God may have in store!
This is just a snapshot of some of the projects you have been working on over the year. It’s wonderful to see how people are living life in all its fullness as they seek to follow Jesus and to join in with what God is doing in their area.
If you have a story to tell about the work that’s happening in your area, we want to hear from you. Send your stories to ku.gr1680281376o.coi1680281376dsolg1680281376@newo1680281376k1680281376" class="broken_link">ku.gr1680281376o.coi1680281376dsolg1680281376@newo1680281376k1680281376