St Paul's Mission Action Plan
TO KNOW CHRIST AND MAKE HIM KNOWN
“For what we proclaim is not ourselves but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.”
2 Corinthians 4:5
KNOWING JESUS BETTER, MAKING JESUS BETTER KNOWN
St Paul's Hadley Wood is a Bible believing church which seeks to glorify God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit – by
St Paul's exists to know Jesus better and to make Jesus better known.
The business of God is that he is gathering people into his Kingdom through the prayerful proclamation of the gospel in the power of his Spirit. So, there are then two fundamental serving activities of the Christian life - proclaiming (speaking the words) and praying (calling on God to pour out his Spirit to make the word effective in people’s hearts).
According to Ephesians 4, we believe the church family has been gifted by God’s grace with various gifts. So we are to speak the truth in love, in order that the body of the church might grow up into Jesus who is the head of the body.
According to the Parish Profile, “We are an Anglican Evangelical church which welcomes Christians of every denomination who share our loyalty to the Bible and the Gospel. We seek to adhere to the fact that everything the Bible says is essential, yet at the same time, are enthusiastic for a progressive, up to date approach to everything the Bible gives us.”
For its visitors: - That visitors will grasp a biblically clear understanding of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. That people will be welcomed and befriended in a genuine caring way that attracts people into our fellowship.
Community: - That St Paul’s will be known as a classical evangelical church which it holds on to both by word and deed or to put it another way a bible believing church that lives and trusts in the person of Jesus Christ. As a church family we would be known as friendly, welcoming and accommodating. We will look to strengthen links with local groups within the community (Hadley Wood Association, Hadley Wood School, various clubs, local shops and businesses).
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