Mission and Vision

Mission Statement

Matlock Methodist and United Reformed Church seeks to be a place:

 

  • Where everyone is welcome

  • Where the joy of the love of God shines out

  • From where the Good News of the saving grace of Jesus Christ is spread

  • Where there is rest, refreshment and peace in a caring, praying community

  • Where Christian worship, prayer, Biblical teaching and service are paramount

  • Where the blessing of the Holy Spirit rests on everyone

  • and thereby follows the principles of the Methodist and United Reformed Churches.

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A Methodist Way of Life

The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.

 

As far as we are able, with God’s help:

Worship

  • We will pray daily.

  • We will worship with others regularly.

  • We will look and listen for God in Scripture, and the world.

Learning and Caring

  • We will care for ourselves and those around us.

  • We will learn more about our faith.

  • We will practise hospitality and generosity.

Service

  • We will help people in our communities and beyond.

  • We will care for creation and all God’s gifts.

  • We will challenge injustice.

Evangelism

  • We will speak of the love of God.

  • We will live in a way that draws others to Jesus.

  • We will share our faith with others.

May we be a blessing within and beyond God’s Church, for the transformation of the world.

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Mission and Outreach

Our Mission and Outreach activities have been themed since 2013 and for 2021 our theme is Prayer.

The Methodist Church Year of Prayer is an initiative of the Methodist Conference so that our Church-wide commitments to evangelism, church growth, church at the margins, and pioneering and church planting will flow from a deep, contemplative orientation to God's grace and love.

We will be using resources from a number of sources including the Methodist Church Year of Prayer to compliment the activities of the many groups within the Church.  We will be seeking to encourage everyone to join in focused prayer to bring the blessings and support of God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help us better spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.

If you've any need of support and prayer, want to have someone pray for you or someone you know, then please let us know, using any of the contact routes we have.

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We are aware of and seek support from the work of Thy Kingdom Come, the 24-7 prayer movementWorld Prayer Centre, the Festival of LifeNeighbourhood Prayer Network; and others, asking for God’s strength and power as we reach out to our community together in word and action.

Previous Themes:
2013 Family : 2014 Friendship : 2015 Challenge : 2016 New Beginnings : 2017 Journeying with God : 2018 Reaching Out : 2019 Reflections : 2020 Hope