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Church Review

Early in 2015 we decided to review our Church activities to see how we should go forward. The first step was a questionnaire to all members and friends, which invited everyone to give their views in their own terms. Over 1000 comments were returned from over 100 people on a vast range of topics. To try to focus our minds we held an afternoon meeting in April 2015, at which workshops each discussed a separate area of activity which emerged as important from the questionnaire. These covered young people and young families work, worship, pastoral care, spirituality, community outreach, technology and communications. The workshops have produced a long list of ideas for us to take forward in key areas. Drawing on the questionnaires and workshops a Development Plan for the Church was prepared, approved by the Church Council, and published in September 2015. The ideas in the plan will be developed and implemented in stages, mainly by Task Groups. So far we have - Set up a group to looks at ways of developing Wesley’s Café and appointed a short term manager. - Appointed a Coordinator of family and children’s work, who will extend our work with young families - Changed our office arrangements and appointed a new manager - Redecorated the Church and Church Hall - Established a review of our projection system for worship - Undertaken a review of our heating system, with the aim of ‘going green’ - Developed a three year budget Groups will be set up soon to review worship and communications Click here to read our Development Plan
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Church Review

Early in 2015 we decided to review our Church activities to see how we should go forward. The first step was a questionnaire to all members and friends, which invited everyone to give their views in their own terms. Over 1000 comments were returned from over 100 people on a vast range of topics. To try to focus our minds we held an afternoon meeting in April 2015, at which workshops each discussed a separate area of activity which emerged as important from the questionnaire. These covered young people and young families work, worship, pastoral care, spirituality, community outreach, technology and communications. The workshops have produced a long list of ideas for us to take forward in key areas. Drawing on the questionnaires and workshops a Development Plan for the Church was prepared, approved by the Church Council, and published in September 2015. The ideas in the plan will be developed and implemented in stages, mainly by Task Groups. So far we have - Set up a group to looks at ways of developing Wesley’s Café and appointed a short term manager. - Appointed a Coordinator of family and children’s work, who will extend our work with young families - Changed our office arrangements and appointed a new manager - Redecorated the Church and Church Hall - Established a review of our projection system for worship - Undertaken a review of our heating system, with the aim of ‘going green’ - Developed a three year budget Groups will be set up soon to review worship and communications Click here to read our Development Plan
260 High Road, Loughton, IG10 1RB 020 8502 3071 administrator@loughtonmethodist.org.uk