Here is the text of the ReNew Commitment from our Sep 2014 Conference:
As individuals and churches we commit, by God’s grace and in God’s strength, to pray and to work for a nation of healthy, local Anglican churches throughout England.
In particular from October 2014 – September 2015, we commit to
use our best endeavours:
- 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 Reform,
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 ReNew 2015 from 21-22 September 2015.
- We are committed to
supportone another and stand together, nationally. Thereforewe request a representative group from Reform, AMiE, and Church Society to meet, plan, and bring a proposal in 2015 for our mutual support and united stance.