St Columba's Anglican Church, Scarborough
     
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Mission

We invite you to join us in Godís mission at St Columbaís.

Our Visionó2013-2015

We believe God is calling St Columbaís:

To be a dynamic, Christ-centred community, growing in faith, building our number and strength by 10% per year and sustaining full-time ministry by 2014.

Our mission

We believe St Columbaís is here:

to be a welcoming community,
inspired by the Holy Spirit
to worship God,
know Jesus Christ,
live the Good News
and share Godís love.

Put simply, we serve Godís mission here by:

Connecting Christ and Community.

Our Core Gospel Values

As people who believe in God, and seek to live Christ-like lives empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to:

1.  Inspiring worship.
[Ephesians 5:18-20; Matthew 4:10; John 6.41-59]
Worship is at the centre of our love of God - we strive to make worship open and meaningful to all, and to live our lives Eucharistically (thankfully, empowered by God's active presence).

 

2.  Reconciling community.
[Luke 15.11-32; 2 Corinthians 5.16-21]
God gives us a ministry of reconciliation - we commit to restoring that which is broken, through welcoming and acceptance of all people, addressing social injustice, and being a healing community marked by forgiveness.

 

3.  Spiritual Growth.
     [Hebrews 5.11-6.12; Ephesians 4.11-16]
     God calls us to a mature spirituality - we embrace this spiritual journey through    

       transformative learning, prayerfully deepening our awareness and dependence on    

     God.

 

4.  Loving service
[Luke 6.27-36; Mark 12.28-33]
Love is the essence of our relationship with God and neighbour - we commit to acts of care and compassion, serving Christ and community.

 

5.  Generous stewardship.
[Luke 4.16-30; 2 Corinthians 8.1-15]
All that we have is God's, the source of life Ė while caring for Godís creation, we strive generously to offer our time and resources, including talents and money, that the world may experience life in all its fullness.

 

6.  Active faith-sharing
[Matthew 28.16-20; Mark 6.6-13; Acts 9.10-18]
We are called to witness to God's love - we commit to sharing with others our experience of God's active presence.

 

Key Ministry Areas

We are focussing our mission effort in seven key areas:

The Key Ministry Areas are:

Worship

Covers all aspects of worship services, including preaching, music, choir, healing and family ministry.

Pastoral Care

Embraces Parish Pantry, Prayer Chain, home & hospital visiting,  and other pastoral care activities.

Fellowship

Includes Mothersí Union, Guild, Menís Club, Womenís Breakfasts, Bits & Pieces  and morning tea and lunch functions.

Stewardship and resources

Involves anything to do with finances, fund raising, grounds, buildings, environment and history.

Spiritual Formation

Includes Advent and Lenten Study Groups, Parish Bookclub, Spiritual Direction, Meditation & Retreat and other learning activities.

Aged Care

Embraces ministry with the elderly, including services in Aged Care homes and home communions.

Family Ministry

Covers all ministry with children and young families, including baptism and confirmation preparation, YouthCARE support and Families at 5, a new initiative starting soon in 2013.

We invite you to join us in Godís mission at St Columbaís, and to prayerfully support the Key Ministry Areas and Church Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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St Columba's Anglican Church
150 Northstead Street, Scarborough, W.A., 6019

Ph: 08 9341 3861 or  Email