Capital Vision 2020
We share a vision of a Church for London that is Christ-centred and outward looking.
We seek to be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ, more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father and more creative in reaching new people and places in the power of the Spirit.
Capital Vision 2020 is our collective vision, which emerged from conversations with nearly 2,000 people. It was adopted by Synod in March 2013 and launched in front of 2,000 people at St Paul’s Cathedral in June 2013. Capital Vision comprises three major themes, with ten specific areas in which we plan to be more purposeful and imaginative.
Confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ
We will be more confident in speaking and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To enable this we will by 2020:
Good Friday Walk of Witness - St John's along with other churches in the area participate in the Walk of Witness on Good Friday.
Confirmation and admission to holy communion before confirmation by the Bishop to a number of our young people.
Compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father
We will be more compassionate in serving communities with the love of God the Father. To enable this we will by 2020:
We continue to keep the church open each day from 9am-5pm.
St John's took part in the Archbishops of Canterbury and York's "Thy Kingdom Come" event. This is a global prayer movement that invites Christians around the world to pray for more people to come to know Jesus. We take part every year by keeping the church open for 24 hours and inviting members of the congregation to come in and pray for one hour.
The youth group continues to meet most months.
A number of local schools visit the church and old church. The purpose of the visits is for children to experience a place of worship and to learn about the history and what the church is used for today.
Participation in the Winter Night Shelter which is run by Firm Foundation.
Creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit
We will be more creative in reaching new people and places with the Good News in the power of the Spirit. To enable this we will by 2020:
A number of our youth group attend the new Harrow Youth Collective based at St Peter's Church West Harrow and seeks to equip/train young people as potential future youth leaders.
'Pray without ceasing.’ This is the challenge to each of us: to pray for seven people. That may be seven all together for seven years, or one a year until 2020, or however each of us structures our prayer. This is partly prayer for ourselves ‘that we may share the story of our faith.
For more information please click here: http://www.london.anglican.org/mission/capital-vision-2020