Blackheath and Haleshowen Mission Statement
Our Vision is to unite for God’s Inclusive Mission: “Now or
Never” and to love God and the community through Worship, Evangelism,
Learning and Service.
• To be a Christ
Centred Circuit for the Community.
To reflect the Presence of Jesus Christ through our lifestyle.
To be a Christian Methodist presence within the Circuit
To be the agents of transformation by seeking justice and peace.
The Circuit has a Mission Strategy “Now or Never”
for discipleship and growth over the next 5-10 years.
1.Worship “The Church exists to increase awareness of
God's presence and to celebrate God's love”
provide opportunities for Worship that enriches personal faith in order to draw
near to God.
To provide teaching that is Biblically sound and helps to reflect Jesus
Christ through words and deeds in order to be what God wants us to be.
2.Evangelism “The Church exists to make
more followers of Jesus Christ”
To share the good news that God so loved the world that He gave his only
Son, that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life and that we have
ALL sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
To Show God’s love in practical ways, serving the community by using the
human resources, gifts, talents, finances, the building to serve ALL in need, giving
glory to Him.
Discipleship “The Church exists to help
people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care”
To support those who have questions about their faith, to find answers, through
discussion with friends, teaching, prayer and Bible study.
To enable them to experience God’s love personally, worship together and grow
in their Christian faith to be better disciples who in turn will reach out
others for Christ.
Service: “The Church exists to be a
good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice”
Supporting others (such as charities) practically and financially, both
locally and further afield, who work to share God’s love.
Enable people sincerely to follow the teaching of the Lord Jesus
Christ and prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to allow us to use the gifts
and talents God has given us to reach out to the world community
in order to further the Kingdom of God.
We are a circuit of 6 churches working together to resource worship,
encourage mission and develop discipleship. With Jesus Christ at the
centre of our existence we aim to:
Encourage churches to offer to the community safe places for different
styles of worship and welcome.
Share the Christian faith with those who do not know Jesus Christ as
Equip churches to provide opportunities for deeper discipleship and
Enable churches to provide space for various activities.
Empower churches to experience God’s love and to show care and
support for the wider community.
Challenge churches to work for justice and peace for all people.
Encourage and enable churches to care for the environment.
year we re-dedicate our lives to God at a special Covenant Service. This prayer
forms part of that act of dedication.
am no longer my own but yours.
me to what you will; rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing; put me to
me be employed for you, or laid aside for you; exalted for you, or brought low
me be full; let me be empty.
me have all things; let me have nothing. I freely and wholeheartedly yield all
things to your pleasure and disposal.
now, glorious and blessed God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, you are mine and I
be it. And the Covenant which I have made on Earth, let it be ratified in