St George’s Wembdon is a church with Jesus at the centre. We believe that Knowing Jesus changes everything for the believer and that is why Making Jesus Known is our greatest priority. That is why our ministry is based on prayer and the teaching of the Bible; why we are a church for every generation and why we hold our present way of doing things lightly – all for the joy of making Jesus known.
Three fundamentals inform everything that we do:
- Making Disciples through the prayerful ministry of the Word. We intentionally build ministry on the conviction that God works through his word, by his Spirit, in response to prayer.
- Be a Church for Every Generation including the next. We are committed to all generations being part of the same church, and to reaching & raising the next generation of both leaders and members,
- A Changing Church to reach a Changing Community. We recognise that in order to reach our fast-changing local area we need to be ready to change, a charge that we joyfully accept for the sake of the unchanging gospel.
We want our teaching to remain biblical and relevant. We want to be able to make better connections between our applications and our day to day lives.
We … will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” (Acts 6.4)
We want everyone from 0-18 to become a disciple of Jesus Christ by hearing the good news and being helped to respond with faith in Jesus Christ.
The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call. (Acts 2.39)
Prayer is visible when we can see we are praying together; it is natural when both planned and spontaneous prayer are part of the way we respond to events, to scripture, and to seasons.
… in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4.6)
A vision for planting replaces the ‘come to us’ approach of evangelism with one that seeks to take God’s love to people. It is much broader than planting churches but it will lead us to explore options.
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19.10)
We want to keep raising the profile of cross-cultural mission so that everyone in church can feel connected to our mission partners
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, … (Matthew 28.19)
We want our leaders, including new leaders, to be seen as a blessing and not a threat. We want our leadership to prepare the church for tomorrow, whatever that brings.
… if your gift is …to lead, do it diligently (Romans 12.8)
We want to understand and serve our community better, as an expression of God’s love.
‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ (Luke 10.27)
This vital behind-the-scenes area of ministry ensures that those involved in all of the above Main Goals can maximise their passion and use of gifts.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. (1 Peter 4.10)