On Sunday I spoke about our new vision statement. It's something I first started thinking about on my sabbatical last summer, that it would be good for us to have a short, simple statement that would summarise the heart of who we are as a church. I came back from sabbatical with some ideas, which the rest of the team have then helped me shape to become our new vision statement:
Interestingly most of the conversation since Sunday has been around where the comma should go! I'm not an expert on commas, as you've probably already worked out from my blog, so I defer to others on this sort of thing. The heart of the vision statement is that we exist to help people find their way back to God, which we achieve through communities growing in their love for God and people. Some think to best express that the comma should come after God, some think you need the existing comma and one after God, others that there should be no commas at all. I'm leaving others to continue that debate and come to a resolution!
On Sunday I'll be talking in more detail about our vision for 2016 and some of the things we're going to be doing and focussing on. Hopefully I'll see you at one of our four gatherings.