We want to help churchgoers to become disciples, committed to their faith and eager to help others to understand it. Our diocesan staff offer advice and facilitation that can help you to think more deeply about your own personal faith, guide your parish into effective Christian stewardship, explore the variety of Christian spirituality, and work more effectively with children and young people. We can offer you resources to help with your parish’s mission, its discipleship and its worship. Some of our team members are paid staff, some are parish clergy with specific specialisms. All of them are happy to help.
In order to create a diocese that is growing churches and making disciples, we are committed to:
- Engaging in prayer as a priority in every aspect of life
- Resourcing quality, accessible worship that facilitates encounter with God
- Supporting vibrant, living, sustainable churches
- Creating communities that are engaging with young people (11-25) and young families for a life of discipleship
- Promoting the expansion of pioneering and Fresh Expressions
These resources are freely available to parishes from the Mission Discipleship and Ministry team upon request. This list includes the major initial nurture and discipleship teaching courses such as Pilgrim and Start! along with London Institute of Contemporary Christianity resources.
Theological Education Courses and Evangelism Resources
We have a number of courses available to assist a parish in sharing the Gospel.
Our bishop Bishop Jonathan, has already highlighted that he will prioritise our work with children, young people and young adults. As part of that, he has indicated that our diocese will be involved in a national project that brings together schools churches and households. It is called 'Growing Faith', and you can read more about our involvement with it here.