In the last days, compelled by the gospel, under God we aim to pioneer, establish and secure churches.
Pioneering means both planting healthy local churches inside and outside the Church of England and enabling faithful ministers to be appointed to Church of England churches in order to revitalise them. Both involve:
- prayerfully selecting a place/church
- making wise decisions on the appropriate model to adopt
- humbly seeking local gospel partnership
- writing a plan, setting a budget and raising funds
As soon as a church is pioneered, the minister will seek to establish faithful Biblical ministry by establishing:
- prayerful, expository Bible teaching in all areas of the church’s life
- ministries that are effective in maturing disciple-making disciples
- intentional recruiting and training of future leaders
- a shared understanding across the church of the gospel, gospel ministry, and gospel partnership
- a willingness across the core leadership to pursue the priorities identified in this ReNew agenda and to contend for gospel truth
While continuing to pioneer and establish, churches will seek to secure succession of ministry by being united around:
- contending for the faith once delivered for all the saints
- an agreed church profile
- a clear understanding of the succession process, rights and responsibilities, and a readiness to stand their ground in the face of opposition
- recruiting a minister who will actively pursue the ReNew agenda
This work of pioneering, establishing and securing will involve sacrifice. But we commit ourselves to it, out of love for the Lord Jesus, who gave himself for us.
To download a printable copy of the ReNew Agenda click here.
In 2015 as individuals and churches we committed, by God’s grace and in God’s strength, to pray and to work for a nation of healthy, local Anglican churches throughout England.
- Investigate the opportunities to revitalise an existing Church of England church and/or plant with or without diocesan approval;
Devisea strategy to establish my/our local Anglican church in good health, and/or to secure my/our local Anglican church for the next generation.
REGIONALLY TO WORK WITH OTHER ANGLICAN EVANGELICALS
- to take responsibility for our region to pioneer, establish and secure healthy Anglican churches. To this
endwe will work to recruit, train and deploy men and women for Anglican ministry in local churches, and
- to contend together for the faith once delivered to the saints by developing a joint approach to working within our diocese /region given the theological convictions and teaching of the diocesan leadership.
NATIONALLY TO SUPPORT
AMIE, AND CHURCH SOCIETY SO THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER TO:
- create a national database of Anglican Evangelical churches, clergy and laity
- train men and women for gospel ministry (selection & funding)
- provide advice on appointing a vicar: patronage, parish profiles etc
- provide a national leadership conference: ReNew
- encourage the provision of training for church planting
- provide advice and training on political and legal issues
- provide advice to help churches and regions contend
- engage and contend at a national level – with the Church of England, state and media
- publish accessible theological studies, and
- ensure the provision of authorised episcopal oversight.
TO COME TOGETHER AGAIN AT the annual RENEW Conferences.
- We are committed to
supportone another and stand together, nationally. Thereforewe request ReNew church leadership's to be represented at our annual conference to show our mutual support and united stance.