BEING GOD'S PEOPLE
We are a people that love God wholeheartedly, worship and delight in God, who are his friends, know his joy, love and grace, and who are grateful for his forgiveness and acceptance. We will focus on God and his teaching.
A people that demonstrate a corporate commitment to God that seek, expect and recognise God's guidance. A people that allow God's love to inspire them. A people that forgive wrongs, accept failure, are aware of their own failings and share in humility.
ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT IN SERVICE
A church where we are all disciples, share the Lord's work, and are active, alive and vibrant. Support for children's and youth work that is Godcentred and develops
Christian values and friendships with young people participating (no age barrier). To develop an active group of enthusiastic, spirit-led leaders.
All action to be rooted in prayer and in the spirit of sacrificial service.
BEING GOD'S CHURCH IN ODD DOWN
A welcoming church where every member is loved and appreciated for themselves and their gifts. These gifts should be accepted, offered, released, welcomed, developed and used, so our individual potentials can be used to love and care for one another.
A church where newcomers are eagerly welcomed and integrated into a place of friendship and support. A body whose boundaries are people, not walls, that reaches everyone in the parish, where no-one is excluded, forgotten or lonely, and where love, wisdom, discernment and understanding prevail.
A church that provides stability and hope for individuals and families. A place where Christ can be seen, where we learn to follow him, and mature in him. Where we receive spiritual direction, nourished by the Word, by preaching, centred in prayer.
A church that is part of the Anglican world-wide church, rooted in the past and in the future.
REACHING OUT TO GOD'S WORLD
A global vision operating between the church and the world that reaches out generously as God leads. This vision will be touched by need and angered by injustice.