VISION GOALS 2016 TO 2018
Living Water gathered in 2015 to plan for the coming three years. Four development goals were agreed on and will form the basis of our plans for 2016 – 2018.
- Build a new Community Store and renovate the rectory.
- Construct ‘The Good Life Community Garden’.
- Employ an Associate Minister.
- Start a Third Sunday Service.
1.Build a new Community Store and renovate the rectory.
Our Community Store forms a key part of our outreach and service to the city of Albany and particularly to those in need. We offer access to clean recycled clothing and small household items for a few dollars per item. Our garden produce is chemical free which is appreciated by many locals, as are the many potted plants. Our volunteers in the Community Store see their service as a ministry and are intentionally approachable and willing to assist anyone who comes through the door.
Our new Community Store has now been completed and is open Tuesdays to Thursdays 10am to 4pm.
Click here for more information about the Community Store
2. Construct ‘The Good Life Community Garden’.
Construction has now been completed and the garden was opened on Sunday 9 September 2018 by Mr Andrew Nicholson (chair of the committee) and Mayor Dennis Wellington. Click here for more information about the Good Life Community Garden
3. Employ an Associate Minister
Altogether, adults and children, we are a community of over 230 people (according to our current Pastoral Roll). We are also a diverse, ministry rich community with many ministries and leaders. An additional Associate Minister is needed.
Progress? The oversight committee convened in May 2018, and recruitment has begun.
Cost? We are raising 3 years of basic salary through pledges. All donations towards growing our pastoral staff can be deposited into our Building Fund with reference “Pastoral Pledge”. Click here for more information on giving to grow our pastoral staff.
4. Start a Third Sunday Service
Sundays are increasingly becoming busy times for people with sport, events and school commitments. A late afternoon/early evening informal Sunday service would be ideal for people in these kinds of situations.
At the end of each year in November, we meet to evaluate the progress of these goals and plan for the year ahead. If you would like to discuss any of these goals further, please contact our Wardens Jeremy Lemon, or Rob Palmer and Malcolm Bromhead.
Jeremy Lemon – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rob Palmer – email@example.com
Malcolm Bromhead – firstname.lastname@example.org
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Eph3:20-21