The last command given by the risen Christ to his followers was to ensure that the Good News of the Christian message was given worldwide circulation and Christ Church seeks to take its part in this mission.
Our Mission Strategy – Live, Pray and Serve
Live, Pray and Serve is our motto for the future. We seek to equip people to live as disciples of Christ. To pray individually and together as worshipping communities and to serve our local neighbourhoods and society together to make disciples of Christ, grow our churches and equip people for lifelong learning and promote the transformation of society.
Mission at Christ Church, Totland
“It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up.” (Eph 4:11). “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work” (Eph 4:16).
We are not all evangelists in the formal sense but we have all received gifts that we can use to help fulfil the responsibility of sharing the Gospel message, God has provided Christ Church with the means to do so through a wealth of God-given resources in and through its membership, for which we offer Him our humble thanks. Faith, practical skills, spiritual gifts, knowledge, wisdom, musical talents, spiritual gifts, encouragers, prayer warriors and financial expertise. With this wealth of resources, God has given us many ways in which we can fulfil His command to preach the Good News of Jesus to all people. As part of our financial stewardship, Christ Church Parochial Council has set up a Mission Fund and has resolved to commit at least 10% of the church’s unrestricted income to charitable giving.