Mission Action Plan
Jesus’ ministry may have looked unplanned but we believe it had the kinds of aims and objectives which are needed to underpin any major task: “For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not first sit down and estimate the cost, to see whether they have enough to complete it? Otherwise, when they have laid the foundations and are not able to finish, all who see it will begin to ridicule them, saying, “They began to build and they weren’t able to finish.” (St Luke 14: 28-30)
We at St James’ feel that we are at a vital turning point in the life of our parish and we are just about to complete a major review of all our aims and objectives within a format common to the whole Diocese of London, a Mission Action Plan.
Over the last year, small working parties have been set up to look at specific areas of our life together – Buildings and Maintenance, Children and Young People, Communications, Finance, Hall Management, Social Events, Worship and Music.
Each of these working parties have set their own priorities for the future and these have then been drawn together by the Mission Action Plan group (MAPLE). This will become the agenda for St James’ over the next five years.
We invite everyone who has links with the parish to help us to discern the will of God for the future.