By 2020 we would like to see the following in place:
Develop a portfolio of specialist training and support for volunteers, e.g. church officers and school governors.
Develop a fuller complement of lay ministries focused on equipping people to serve in both the wider community and the church.
To allow the energy and enthusiasm of our people to be released we will ensure that skills in collaborative ministry form a central part of selection and training for clergy.
We want to be pro-active in the promotion and discernment of vocations to ordained ministry, encouraging those with the gifts and skills we need to lead a church in mission. Alongside this we will work with the national church on creative and stimulating patterns of training.
We want to renew our existing clergy's confidence in leadership and put in place effective patterns of development that sustain joy and effectiveness for life long ministry.