WE HAVE BEFORE US AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT OUR NATION FOR CHRIST!
The question for us in our Deaneries is:
- How can we in the Deanery make the most of that opportunity?
- How can the Deanery be a Living agent for change and Social Justice?
- How can we, ordained and lay together, enable one another to live out the Good News of Jesus in all our life, not only in church-based ministry on a Sunday but in work and school, in gym and shop, in field and factory, Monday to Saturday?
The Deaneries have a key role as engines of discipleship, Social Justice and evangelism to empower, liberate and disciple the 98% of the Church of England who are not ordained and therefore set them free for fruitful, faithful mission and ministry, influence, leadership and, most importantly, vibrant relationships with Jesus in all of life.
The Network organises a conference every two years which is particularly valued by Lay Chairs and Area Deans as a space for mutual support, networking and shared learning.