Mission Action Plan
In November 2009 the Mission Action plan for St Edmund’s Church was launched. This has been after a year of prayer, consultation and work by a designated Mission Leadership Team from within the congregation of St Edmund’s.
The outline Mission Action Plan is available here as a download, as well as the detailed Mission Action Chart.
The Mission Action Plan has 2 key elements
Mission Action Plan: Continuing Commitments. This outlines areas of church life that we are already committed to. This is not an exhaustive list! There are many things we do as a church in addition to this!
Mission Action Plan: New Direction
This is the summary of the 3 main areas of mission for St Edmund’s Church to focus on until 2012.
What is a Mission Action Plan?
A Mission Action Plan (MAP) is a process by which a parish, deanery or diocese may discern its core mission priorities and identify resources so that the shared aims can be realised. The model we have used at St Edmund’s is based on processes from the Dioceses of London and Oxford.
The MAP is a tool which we can use as a church to help us decide our continuing priorities. It can be used to help us measure what we should - and sometimes what we should not - be doing as a church.
Outline of process
At St Edmund’s a Mission Leadership Team was established in November 2008. Using a process of congregation and community consultation, the team have worked to produce what is contained here in summary as a Mission Action Plan. The detailed Mission Action Plan document is available on the website, if you would like a copy please ask one of the Mission Leadership Team.
A key ingredient within the MAP is an outline for future action. Each main aim within the MAP has a programme that includes targets related to timing and review. In effect this MAP defines the main focus of work for St Edmund’s until 2012.
Responsibility for ensuring the MAP is put into effect and is monitored lies with the Mission Leadership Team. This team , which is responsible to the PCC, will continue until 2011 when its membership and future role will be reviewed. Much of the work involved in implementing the MAP will be delegated to the PCC Action Teams. Their structure and membership will be reviewed early in 2010