All our churches are encouraged to undertake a Local Ministry and Mission Review regularly (at least every 4 years).
We are making the documents below available so that churches/pastorates can initiate and conduct their own review at regular intervals, especially when encouraged to do so by their link person from pastoral committee. This process is aimed at giving the churches/pastorates a living document to help them review where God is taking them and gives them ways to move the churches forward.
Please read the Introduction and Step by Step Guide first. Then look through the resources offered and judge which would suit your church/pastorate.
Exploring the Life and Mission of the Church
1. Worship Worship
2. Fellowship & Pastoral Care Fellowship & Pastoral Care
3. Teaching & Discipleship Teaching & Discipleship
4. Outreach & Service Outreach & Service
5. Witness & Evangelism Witness & Evangelism
Appendix 1 – Questions to facilitate review discussions Questions to facilitate review discussions
Appendix 2 – SOAR Analysis SOAR Analysis
Appendix 3 – General Introduction General Introduction
Appendix 3a – Instructions – What is the church for? Instructions – What is the church for?
Appendix 3a – Activity Cards – What is the church for?
Appendix 3b – Instructions – What is the minister for? Instructions – What is the minister for?
Appendix 3b – Activity Cards – What is the minister for?
Appendix 4 – Seven marks of a healthy church Seven marks of a healthy church
If a facilitator is required, please contact one of the Development and Support Officers.
Email Ray Stanyon, Development and Support Officer – North
Email Mary Thomas, Development and Support Officer – South