The God for All vision is about seeing churches flourish across Cumbria. We do this by supporting and equipping our Mission Communities to faithfully improvise around the four God for All values in their own contexts- following daily, speaking boldly, treading gently, and caring deeply.
At a county level, there are seven components to the God for All strategy, which focus on how best to support and equip Mission Communities within specific spheres of action.
These components are:
Growing Younger: helping the Church to engage more effectively with young people.
Church Planting and Pioneering: helping to extend our reach to those who do not currently engage with Church.
Schools: supporting our local schools, particularly (but not exclusively) the Church schools family, in line with the Church in Cumbria’s Vision for Education 2018 to promote Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’.
Digital: helping the Church to engage more effectively in the digital environment.
Ministry: helping the church to discern and release the ministry it needs, both in terms of people and gifts.
Eco: helping us to achieve our environmental goals e.g. the Church of England’s target for becoming Net Carbon Zero by 2030.
Buildings: helping Mission Communities to plan the future of our physical presence in local communities and think through how buildings can be sustainable servants of our communities.
You can read more information about these component strategies in this summary.
The covenanted partnership document
This was reaffirmed in 2021. It is made available here for download for churches who wish to display it in their congregations or to replace the old version of the document.