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Our Vision and Mission Principles


February 2017 news update - translations of the Vision and Mission Principles and Statements of Intent


This month we introduce the first of many translations of the Vision and Mission Principles and Statements of Intent. We hope that this creates greater accessibility for conversations and discussions about the strategic framework of the synod and that it assists to foster faith, deepen discipleship, partnerships and trust as we seek to act together across cultures.

Below please find versions in Tongan and Chinese. You can click on the PDF links and images below to download, print or save these versions. Translations in Indonesian, Samoan, Dinka, Korean, Vietnamese and Tamil are currently being worked on and will be the next translations to be published. On the right of this page you can find versions in English.

The vision of our church is the story we are called to live within our changing world.

It articulates our passion, our collective inspiration and our joy as people shaping our lives by the story of God among us. We seek to be accessible to all who are interested in Christ and all who identify with our values.



Our Mission Principles seek to capture God’s ongoing story of love, grace and mercy known to us through Jesus Christ. They mark how we will respond as life-giving communities of faithful people.


The Statements of Intent seeks to guide how we move forward as a Church at mission and achieve a sustainable future. The Statements of Intent are summarised as follows:

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We invite those across our Synod – and those curious about their spirituality – to dream, wonder and explore in prayerful open discernment. Share with us how your current and future activities live out the Gospel values as expressed in our Vision and Mission Principles.

We have resources for the church community available now and you can find them on the links to the right of this page. We will continue to share resources as they are developed and we welcome news of how your part of the Church is exploring our vision.  


A call to us all


Sharon Hollis, Moderator, Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

It is my prayer that the Vision and Mission Principles will assist the church across our synod to return again and again to our primary call – to be Jesus followers.  They call us back to the heart of who we are and remind us we are people who recognise in Jesus the presence of God.
  
The Vision and Mission Principles give language to how it is we will follow Jesus and what marks our participation in the reign of God. Because the principles are both descriptive and aspirational they invite us to continue to live more fully into the life of God, made know to us in Jesus Christ through how we act in the world and share our faith.

 


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