St. Paul's Mission Statement 2014 / 15

The Mission Statement for St Paul's seeks to harmonise with that of the Methodist Church expressed as follows:

The Church exists to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love.

The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care.

The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.

The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ.

Embracing these four areas and specifically at St Paul's, we will aim to:

  • Develop as disciples of Jesus with particular emphasis on Worship, Bible Study, prayer, and pastoral care.
  • Support and develop our existing ministry with children and young people including the uniform organisations and Imperial Crusader Band with adherence to Safeguarding.
  • Sustain and maintain the property and resources of St Paul's in line with the Connexional emphasis reflected in 'Hope in God's Future: Christian Discipleship in the Context of Climate Change' , and, where possible, implementing changes for a lighter carbon footprint.
  • Supporting and serving the community at Sowerby Bridge and in the wider world through our building and other resources.
  • Establishing missional teams across the life and ministry of the church encouraging everyone to be involved offering their gifts and skills in building up the body of the church and proclaiming the love of Jesus.