Crinken Church

God's whispers

"Praise be to the Lord, to God our Saviour, who daily bears our burdens."

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Our Vision

“We seek to share God’s love in our neighbourhood”

To achieve this vision we recognise the following:

  1. That we are God centred: Recognising the vital importance of
    • Jesus as Saviour and Lord
    • Prayer
    • Worship
    • Openness to the Holy Spirit
  2. That we are Bible centred
    • Grounded in the Scriptures
    • Committed to the Gospel
    • Apply it to our lives
  3. That we are People centred
    • Welcoming and valuing all personalities, backgrounds, ages and people at various stages
    • Being open and honest with one another
    • Recognising people as ministers rather than objects of ministry
    • Valuing and developing true fellowship and community in our church
    • Recognising and helping each individual to develop their gifts

How do we develop a growing ministry into the wider neighbourhood?

  1. 1. That Jesus may be known in our lives
    • Deepening the commitment and developing each child of God in worship, prayer and listening to God
    • Morning service developed so that it’s suitable for seekers, those who are just beginning faith, those on the journey and committed Christians.
    • Integrating the children into the life of the church
    • Deepening and developing our worship
    • Biblical and practical preaching and teaching
    • Co-ordinating our preaching, teaching and direction as a church
    • Encouraging each individual to discover and develop their unique gifts(both spiritual and practical) and ministries and encouraging everyone to work together in the body of Christ
    • Develop through small groups each one talents and ministries
    • Ministry fair type event
    • Developing teams in all areas of the church’s life and ministry
    • Integrating new members into the life of the church quickly
    • Leading, enabling and encouraging all members of the church

  1. 2. That Jesus may be known in our neighbourhood
    • Developing and training the younger generation
    • Structure for youth worker
    • Encouraging young folk to take lead in various activities around the church.
    • Development of already existing programmes.
    • Reaching out by providing good pastoral care – pastoral care team
    • Ensuring that all who come to our church will be known, accepted and valued
    • Provision of care for those with particular needs in wider community. i.e. Adoptive parents get together, young at heart, single parents etc
    • Care for sick and dying
    • Developing a children’s and family ministry
    • Building on already existing work with kids i.e. Crinken Kids, On Route, Signposts, Club for younger kids not catered for.
    • Developing programme for family ministry
    • Parents  and toddlers
    • Growing relationships with local churches
    • Encouraging ministry teams to develop stepping stones to enable each person of whatever age to move nearer to Christ wherever they are on their spiritual journey.

  1. 3. That Jesus may be known in the wider world
    • Seeking a continuous change in our hearts and lives so that all in the church have a passionate concern for the lost and the suffering and express that concern in the way that we live, engage together in the establishment of Gods kingdom of justice, mercy and Christ centred hope in Ireland and across the world
    • Structuring  our teaching, worship and prayer to develop such lifestyle
    • Ensuring that all become passionate about the issues of poverty and injustice that affect poor people and do something about it in their daily lives
    • Developing a strategy of giving that encourages awareness of mission and also active involvement
    • Developing a strategy for mission

Conclusion

Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Jesus Christ throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3v20-21

"The One who calls you is faithful and HE will do it." 1 Thessalonians 5v24

Church without Walls

Seeking to share God's love
in our community