This is an exciting time as we look to grow our ministry as a church.
Last Sunday we presented our vision and strategy for the next 3 years, to enable us to better fulfil our mission to build God’s kingdom in Ashtead and beyond. We seek to know Christ more deeply and make Him known to more people.
To do this, we need the support of everyone who considers themselves ‘part of the church’, to ensure we continue to grow and our vision becomes reality for God’s glory. This support is through prayer, service and financial generosity.
We are currently the 14th largest Church of England church in the country and are blessed with a number of paid staff. They, with the invaluable support of many volunteers and lay leaders, enable and oversee our ministry to the whole parish, care for our premises and ensure we are compliant with legislation and good practice. We have recently been fortunate to expand our staff team with the appointment of a Leader of Contemporary Music and an Assistant to Youth and Children’s Ministry, to enable these areas of ministry to develop further. This will also help us to welcome and involve more members of the church in ministry as we go forward. We are grateful to have two lovely church buildings with excellent adjoining facilities, large churchyard and four houses to accommodate staff.
To maintain and grow our ministry and facilities requires members of the church to commit to regular financial giving. The Bible teaches that part of our response to a generous God, and of our discipleship journey, is to be generous in return. In this leaflet you will find some examples of what your generosity has enabled us to do and of what we hope to do as we go forward together.
Thank you to everyone who gives regularly, both financially and through your time. I am most grateful. I’m now inviting everyone to read this leaflet and, having considered the teaching in recent weeks, to prayerfully review your financial support.
Please complete the Response Form (available in church & on church website) and return either to the collection boxes in both churches or to the Parish Office by 3 November 2019.
Thank you and In His Love