Presentation on theme: "1 Journeying Together. THE WIDER WORLD A VISIBLE PRESENCE FAITH AND VALUES WORSHIP."— Presentation transcript:
1 Journeying Together
THE WIDER WORLD A VISIBLE PRESENCE FAITH AND VALUES WORSHIP
Resourced for Mission and Ministry Clear local targets Support and equip leaders Structures fit for purpose Financially healthy
Who is this Journey it for? Everyone in our parishes and communities What next? Read, reflect, pray Have a PCC discussion Mission planning and budget Use diocesan support
A Journey Together Sharing the transforming Gospel of Jesus Christ in and around Gloucestershire
Tonight we focus on… Resourced for Mission and Ministry Clear local targets Support and equip leaders Structures fit for purpose Financially healthy Resourced for Mission and Ministry Clear local targets Support and equip leaders Structures fit for purpose Financially healthy Tonight we focus on…
Effective Ministry in Every Parish
Current patterns of ministry: 131 stipendiary clergy 96 self-supporting clergy 184 active readers 43 local ministry teams Numerous retired clergy
Current patterns of ministry: youth workers, children’s ministry music groups and choirs pastoral visiting teams baptism preparation teams worship leaders and so much more…
Changing Patterns of Ministry
How do we sustain the parish as a basic unit of mission and ministry?
Grow a Christian presence in every community Continue to grow the ministry of all Enable incumbents to provide strategic leadership and oversight Develop the role of ‘local ministers’ as a focus for the life of the local church
What is the role of a ‘local minister’? Working in collaboration with the incumbent and with local teams, a local minister will be: A recognised focus for the life of the local church An enabler of the whole church’s engagement with the wider community Commissioned by the bishop
What qualities would a local minister have? Local ministers will be: People of prayer Encouragers of others Community gatherers Mission-minded
Who might be a local minister? A self-supporting priest or deacon, or someone offering for this ministry A Reader, or someone offering for Reader ministry A retired priest Lay people with a vocation to be the recognised local minister in their community – maybe a church warden A pioneer minister
What support will be given? Work with benefices in identifying ministry needs and opportunities Training for incumbents and local ministers adapted to local needs Support for nurturing gifts and vocations in the life of the whole church
What are the next steps? PCCs commit to the Effective Ministry vision Review current patterns of mission and ministry Identify needs and the support required Implement and review
Effective Ministry in Every Parish Working together to renew the mission and ministry of the local church
Why is the Church no longer free?
Over the past 50 years funding parish clergy has changed completely: 1960s2010s
This is the experience at parish level: £20k 1960s 2010s Paid by Church Commissioners £40k Around a ten fold increase!
Answer 2: “Apportioned cost” £56k £40k Direct cost: £43K Curates: £10K Diocesan: £11K £7K Training £3k£3k Vacancies Diocesan: £14k £2k£2k National Church £73k £56k Based on 2013 in the Five Year Plan
Parish Share/“Member”; National Average Rate: £365 p.m/a. If replicated in Gloucester: £6.6m Rank 26 diocese in 2012 (Newcastle): £355 p.m/a If replicated in Gloucester: £6.4m National Context Actual commitments 2012: £5.6m
Total Voluntary Income to PCCs Gloucester 2006:£9.1m (PS; 57%) Gloucester 2010: £12.1m (PS; 46%) If Parish Share had increased the same as voluntary giving to parishes it would have been £6.9m National Context
Parish Share: £5.6m Provision of Clergy: £7.1m From the Accounts for 2011: “Global” deficit: £1.1m
Crisis; what crisis?
2013: 6 1 Aggregate lost posts in the budget: 2014: 8 4 “Support”Priests 2015: 10 7
2013: 6 5 If Parish Share does not increase: 2014: 8 12 “Support”Priests 2015: 10 16
Help: Tell us what else you need… Printed material: I want to know series “Thank You” “Our Share in the future” “Where is the Church” Annual Report