Growing Faith for Generations
From 2014 to 2016 a diocesan team has been researching and working on plans for sharing faith among all ages on the island in the coming years. At Synod in July it was announced that, in addition to funding from local sources, we have been awarded a substantial grant from the CofE Church Commissioners to help with these plans. “Growing Faith for Generations” (GF4G) is the intent of the diocese and partner organisations, building on the diocesan vision for ‘together, making Christ visible’. (Statement posted in July with summary.)
A board has been established to provide management support for team members and accountability to funders. The board comprises representatives of the Diocese and partner orgnisations and is chaired by the Diocesan Secretary. The board will ensure that elements of the work are adapted appropriately, as and when needed, to provide most fruitful results.
Of the key posts for this initiative, the two Diocesan ones are a Pioneer Youth Minister/Missioner, to concentrate substantially on rural areas, and a Town Centre Missioner to concentrate on .... Douglas town centre mission! The GF4G management board aim to finalise both appointments by March 2017.
The advertisement for the Pioneer Youth Minister/Missioner post was published in February.
Read the full proposal and funding application HERE >>>