Mission Action Plan - MAP

The United Parish of Mottingham St Andrew with St Alban

Mission Action Plan (MAP) 2018 - 2025

Mission
To further God's Kingdom in the united parish of Mottingham, in the Diocese of Southwark and in the wider world

Vision
We share the vision of the Diocese of Southwark through 'Hearts on Fire with a Vision for Growth' by:

  • Walking with Jesus and getting to know him better as we journey on
  • Welcoming all, embracing our diversity and seeking new ways of being church
  • Growing in numbers, generosity, faith and discipleship as we grow God's Kingdom

Prime Goal
To grow the congregations of both churches and increase financial income so each has a sustainable future. Where possible we will follow the approach adopted by HeartEdge, focusing on Compassion, Congregation, Culture and Commerce

Key Objectives A strategy for growth

  • Find out what people want and understand their needs
    Consult members and parishioners for views and identify what might be improved to grow regular attendance.
     
  • Identify what growing churches do
    Learn from others and develop new ways of being church (in line with the Diocesan Vision) which will attract young people, their families and new members.
     
  • Reach out and engage with the wider parish
    Building on our strengths, procatively communicate and engage with people in the parish to broaden and strengthen our two church communities.
     
  • Raise funds and develop commercial income
    Evaluate and establish fund raising activities and identify and develop offerings that will attract involvement and generate commercial income.
     
  • Manage operations effectively and efficiently
    Ensure our buildings, facilities and equipment are able to support exising and new activities effectively and maximise their use. Manage operations efficiently to enable this and fully comply with legal obligations
     

The original St Andrew with St Alban Mission Action Plan was approved by the PCC at its meeting on 12 November 2014. It was reviewed in September 2017 when five Priority Goals were endorsed. It was agreed to proceed with the development of a new website urgently, recognising that an effective website was essential.. Bumblebee Design Ltd were engaged to design, develop and deliver this website which was launched during Holy Week 2018.

However, in 2017 the Diocese of Southwark launched 'Hearts on Fire with a Vision for growth' (http://southwark.anglican.org). It embraces and extends the vison of our 2014 Mission Action Plan. As a result, our PCC approved the new 2018 - 2025 Mission Action Plan based on the Southwark Vision, adopting it at its meeting on 19 September 2018. 'Hearts on Fire' is drawn from Luke 24: 13-35 (see below). Check here for more information on the plans which will be published on this website in due course.