Flourishing faith communities: proclaiming and serving, worshipping and learning
Archbishop Phillip Aspinall introduces our new whole-of-Diocese Vision Statement, and accompanying values and focus areas, and invites us to contribute what we can to make it a reality
A message from Archbishop Phillip Aspinall to the Anglican Church Southern Queensland
Dear Anglican Church Southern Queensland community members,
During 2020, the Diocesan Council, Bishops and senior leadership team spent time considering and answering the following questions:
- What is our vision for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland over the next five to 10 years to advance God’s mission?
- What values do we want to engender within the Anglican Church Southern Queensland to establish the type of culture that will help achieve that vision?
Diocesan Council adopted a vision statement and identified values and focus areas to help us achieve it.
Our vision statement is:
‘Flourishing faith communities: proclaiming and serving, worshipping and learning.’
We have created several professionally designed summary documents and a YouTube video communicating more information about the vision statement and its accompanying values and key focus areas and actions. These resources, which are available on the Anglican Church Southern Queensland website, include:
- A Vision and Values video message from me
- Our Vision flyer
- Our Mission flyer
- Exploring the Vision – a Document for Faith Communities
Wherever you are and whatever part you play in the Anglican Church Southern Queensland, I invite you take up this vision statement, and its accompanying values and focus areas, and contribute what you can to make it a reality. Please use the materials on our Diocesan website as you shape your own visions and plans. Please join with our wider Diocesan community to realise the vision and live the values.
You are crucial part of discerning the movement of the Holy Spirit that over time will generate a shared sense of God’s intention for the Anglican Church Southern Queensland.
I encourage you to peruse the written and video resources and explore the suggested questions for discussion with your community as you discern how you might grow as a flourishing faith community.
God’s peace and blessings to your faith community.
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