Discipleship, Vocation and Evangelism

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Developing Discipleship

In what ways does it develop discipleship? Will it help the people involved to deepen their experience or knowledge of God? Does it help to do the work of connecting faith and everyday life? Does it encourage us to become Christ-like in some way? Are we prepared for the fact that there may be a cost to this (Luke 14:27)?

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Encouraging Vocation

In what ways does it encourage vocation? Will it help people to understand that God calls them? Will it offer ways for them to identify their specific vocation? Will it clearly honour and support all types of calling whether in the workplace, home or church? Does it provide space for a process of discernment?

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Inspiring Evangelism

In what ways will it inspire evangelism? Will it give people confidence and opportunity to tell the Jesus story as they know it? Will it tell others directly about Christian faith and invite them to make a response? Will it be a clear expression of Gods love for individuals and communities? Will it bring you into contact with people who are not like you (ethnicity, education, income, etc)?

How is the diocesan staff team supporting these goals?

One large department is fully devoted to this aim - indeed, it is the department's name and comprises teams focusing on the key areas of Mission (how parishes, schools, chaplaincies and fresh expressions engage and encourage their disciples and communities) and Vocations & Training (the development of lay and ordained ministers and those keen to develop their discipleship, leadership and who might be considering further formal training and accreditation in ministry).

But all diocesan teams also have an eye on d,v and e in whatever practical role they have, whether it is supporting parish and school administrators through our governance and finance teams, or the advice and legalities of enabling buildings and churchyards to support the Church's mission in bricks and mortar or life events in our DAC and Registry teams, taking care of our stipendiary clergy in the Property team, awareness and responsibility of our obligations under Safeguarding best practice and legislation or communicating well in print or online.

Page last updated: 16th July 2021 12:20 PM