The Diocese of London

We in the Diocese of London share a vision of a Church for London that is Christ-centred and outward looking. We seek to be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father and more creative in reaching new people and places in the power of the Spirit.

 

Capital Vision 2020, the Diocese of London's vision for the next seven years, emerged from conversations with nearly 2,000 people. It was adopted by synod in March 2013 and launched in front of 2,000 people at St Paul's Cathedral in June 2013. Capital Vision comprises three major themes, with 10 specific areas in which we plan to be more purposeful and imaginative.

 

CONFIDENT IN SPEAKING AND LIVING THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

We will be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To enable this we will by 2020:

  • Communicate the Gospel more effectively, using the opportunities offered by new media.

  • Equip and commission 100,000 ambassadors representing Jesus Christ in daily life

  • Invest in leadership and increase the number of ordinands by 50%

 

COMPASSIONATE IN SERVING COMMUNITIES WITH THE LOVE OF GOD THE FATHER

We will be more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father. To enable this we will by 2020:

  • Enable new initiatives to fight poverty, inequality and injustice in London and worldwide, including our joint venture with the Church Urban Fund

  • Open up our church buildings to the wider community

  • Strengthen links between schools and their local Christian community

 

CREATIVE IN REACHING NEW PEOPLE AND PLACES WITH THE GOOD NEWS IN THE POWER OF THE SPIRIT

We will be more creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit. To enable this we will by 2020:

  • Double the number of young people involved in local Christian community

  • Create or renew 100 worshipping communities

  • Engage more closely with sport and the creative arts

  • Each pray for at least seven people that we may share with them the story of our faith

© Ss Philip & James Church, 2019

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