God is at work in Moseley, Birmingham and the world and we want to participate in what he is doing.
Our vision and values draw on the Five Marks of Mission which are at the centre of our theology and are based on the foundations of the early church.
“Day by day as they spent much time together in the temple, they broke bread at home and ate their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having the goodwill of all the people. And day by day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.” (Acts 2, 46–47)
In worshipping a Trinitarian God, community lies at the heart of our faith. Living, praying, laughing, crying, praising, celebrating and serving are all things we do together that help define our common life in the benefice.
The Eucharist is the central missional empowerment of the gathered people of God. As we meet each week we do so in remembrance of Jesus who died for us and who through the power of the resurrection opened the way to God and the redemption of Creation. From the Eucharist we go in peace, to love and serve the Lord.
Glad and generous hearts
If our faith is not reflected in the way we live, it is not real faith. Helping people develop authentic, gracious and generous expressions of what it means to be a Christian in Moseley today, is what we believe God is calling us to do. Being an open and inclusive community is a hallmark of the benefice.
By being open to praising God in all things and at all times, we are more likely to see where God is active and so join in Missio Dei.
Goodwill of the people
Many of our folk are committed to the numerous community groups that help shape Moseley and give it a special feel. Through their engagement in the wider community, the Christian faith informs local decisions and helps to continue to build the good name the benefice has within the village. We try to ensure that our ministry and mission are both authentic and organic and flow from being rooted in the local context.
Added to their number
We expect God to introduce new people for us to welcome, get to know and bring into his family here in Moseley.
Whilst our vision and values are firmly held, the context in which they play out is constantly evolving. You can find out more about the Five Marks of Mission here.