Our Calling

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"Our Calling"

In recent years, the Methodist Church has used as its guiding principles the theme of "Our Calling".

This under-pins all that the Methodist Church stands for and how we respond to the gospel of God's love in Christ and live out our discipleship in worship and mission

Through Our Calling, we seek to respond to God's love in Christ through:

WORSHIP: -- The Church exists to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love

LEARNING & CARING: -- The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care

SERVICE: -- The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice

EVANGELISM: -- The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ

Following on from "Our Calling", the Methodist Church, will in partnership with others wherever possible, concentrate its prayers, resources, imagination and commitments on this priority:

To proclaim and affirm its conviction of God's love in Christ, for us and for all the world; and renew confidence in God's presence and action in the world and in the Church

As ways towards realising this priority, the Methodist Church will give particular attention to the following:

Underpinning everything we do with God-centred worship and prayer

Supporting community development and action for justice, especially among the most deprived and poor -- in Britain and worldwide

Developing confidence in evangelism and in the capacity to speak of God and faith in ways that make sense to all involved

Encouraging fresh ways of being Church

Nurturing a culture in the Church which is people-centred and flexible