Diocesan Strategy - Mission Fund

The Diocesan Strategy

We believe in a God of growth. We believe that our duty as Christians is to grow in faith, grow the church to God's glory and grow in our service of the community.

We are also aware that Mission is God's activity and happens in God's time. What we need to do is to put ourselves and our resources in a place where this can happen.

We need to nurture the soil in which such growth can happen, we need to create an environment where small seeds can flourish, and grow to fruition. (Matthew 13.31-32)

We are not advocating size over service, or works over grace but we do believe that we are called to use our God given resources, contexts, skills and relationships as well as we can, in order for people to experience the transformational power of God's grace.

Mission is an activity where we become co-workers with what God is already doing.

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.(1 Corinthians 3.6)

The Ely 2025 Mission Fund has been set up to encourage and support growth across the Diocese.

The purpose of this fund will be to provide funding for projects that engage in mission in it's broadest form, with the aim of growing the church in size, in spiritual depth and in the service to the wider community.

In doing this the Diocese is working with an orientation set by the national church and follows our mission imperatives which encourage courageous engagement with our communities, a desire to grow God's church and to deepen our commitment to God through loving service.