Our Vision, as adopted on November 28 2007:
We look to God for power to EQUIP every member to
SERVE South Chelmsford and to
TELL of God’s love.
Our primary values:
-affirmation of God's delight and love for all creation
- worship that connects people with God through Christ
- working together across parochial boundaries and with our ecumenical partners
- a longing for more disciples for Jesus and the extension of God's Kingdom
- in all we are and all we do, to bring honourand glory to God
In adopting this statement of vision and values we intend that it will be central to deanery policies, actions and visitations. Also that it should be integral to the parishes, as each contributes to the vision for Chelmsford South. We will look for this vision to be owned by all those who make decisions on the allocation of resources in the deanery. We recognise that we are all part of a unified diocesan vision, and are committed to this.
How will this vision statement be used?
The great advantage of having a vision statement is that it can regulate every aspect of what we do - from the agenda at synods and chapter meetings to the questions asked at visitations and the method used for calculating Parish Share.
In addition, the archdeacon has assured us that, if adopted by synod, this statement will be kept central to appointment of new clergy, appraisal, and pastoral organisation for the deanery.