Parish Indaba feedback request

Following our Parish Indaba on 16th April 2016, we are pleased to present to you, our updated SWOT analysis which assisted us in re-looking at our Vision and Mission statements.

We would like you to reply to this e-mail with 2 actions for each point in our mission statement that you believe will help us to achieve our Vision

STRENGTHS

• With God on our side….
• Strong sense of fellowship and community
• Efficient & effective administration
• Good outreach programme for the disadvantaged
• Sufficient infrastructure- AS
• Physical location of both churches
• Enough clergy and lay ministers
• Ethnic diversity
• Rich liturgical tradition
• Junior worship (Godly play)
• Musicians (organists & bands)

WEAKNESS

• Limited participation
• Financial constraints
• Growth in numbers
• Rigid liturgical tradition
• Lack of Youth ministry & attendance (youth pastor)
• Communication
• Insufficient teaching of the liturgy
Opportunities
• Continuous communication within leadership and related structures
• Focus
• The implementation of diversity in services (shorter & informal)
• Making use of social media
• Marketing
• Youth pastor- linked to schools
• Ecumenical cooperation (inter-denominational)
• Regular and Structured educational/ social interest talks
• Bible studies /cell groups
• Setting up the cry room at AS
• Building of the bigger church at SJ

OPPORTUNITIES

• Continuous communication within leadership and related structures
• Focus
• The implementation of diversity in services (shorter & informal)
• Making use of social media
• Marketing
• Youth pastor- linked to schools
• Ecumenical cooperation (inter-denominational)
• Regular and Structured educational/ social interest talks
• Bible studies /cell groups
• Setting up the cry room at AS
• Building of the bigger church at SJ

THREATS

• Finance- high rate of unemployment
• Loss of focus
• Lack of growth
• Aging congregation
• Crime
• Commercialisation of the surroundings
• Vagrancy
• High cost of maintenance & aging infrastructure
• Mushrooming of charismatic churches
• Lack of understanding of the different roles/ministries within the church
VISION
TO BE A DYNAMIC, WORSHIPPING COMMUNITY, REACHING OUT TO ALL IN THE POWER AND LOVE OF CHRIST.

Mission

1. RESPOND TO A CHANGING WORLD IN A CHRIST CENTERED AND UNITED WAY.

2. ACCOMMODATE ALL IN DIVERSE PRAISE AND WORSHIP

3. REACH OUT HOLISTICALLY TO ALL IN NEED

4. EXPAND PASTORAL CARE

ACTION REQUIRED FROM ALL PARISHIONERS.
Please fill in 2 comments for each line of our Mission statement with your proposals on what we must all do to achieve our vision.

You can do this on line by filling in your comments on the table below and just replying to this email after filling in your comments.

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Yours in Christ,

pp Father Hubby Kekana, Rector
Church Sketches
All Souls Anglican Parish, Northmead with St Johns, Putfontein. 011 849 5111

The Anglican Parish of Northmead, All Souls Northmead and St John’s Putfontein.
all-souls@mweb.co.za
(011) 849 5111
42 O’Reilly Merry street, Northmead