Share The Hope

 

An Action Plan for the Parish of Kente

 

15Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your Christian hope, always be ready to explain it. 16But do this in a gentle and respectful way.

1 Peter 3:15,16

 

Our Natural Church Development survey told us many things about our life together. It revealed that we see ourselves as a joyful fellowship ? we laugh, we care for each other. Ours is a community that works well together, sharing our leadership and mission work. And yet, we are a community that seems to lack a strong sense of hope, and struggles with sharing our faith.

 In the course of the next year, our NCD steering committee suggests a strategy to build on our strengths as we strive to develop a deeper sense of hope in Jesus Christ, and hope in the Kingdom of God.

 And so, we have chosen as our theme: Share The Hope

 Our desire is to Share The Hope with each other as we reflect upon our hope in Jesus, and to practice sharing it; and also to Share The Hope with our community as a sign of God?s loving care.

 We offer to you, our parish family, the following action plan for 2012

 

Share The Hope: with each other

Discussing our faith together during the Proclamation of the Word on Sundays

Lent: committing to using the same Lenten home devotional, and discussing them during our Sunday worship

Offering practical "reflection? questions for the following Sunday?s Bible readings

Reflections on "how to share The Hope?; with friends and family

Invite our children to ask us questions about the life of faith

Holding a Sunday "Bible Fair?, inviting the Church Bookroom to display and sell contemporary translations of the Bible


Share The Hope: with the community

Developing a needs assessment of our community

Caring for our community by organizing events addressing community needs: eg. Alzheimers

Offering a Bereavement Support group

Suggestion box to receive ideas from the community for projects that we might initiate (to be

placed at Community Suppers?)


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