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Diocesan Visioning Weekend - Topics

We used open space technology and volunteers nominated topics they were interested in discussing. People were free to attend any groups they were interested in and each group produced a sheet of recommendations.

The 62 topics that resulted (detailed below) were rated at the end of the day with red stickers by those who attended, on their importance as part of a Diocesan Strategy. The recommendations, and their ‘red dot’ count are available as pdf files.  Please note that the text is as from the notes that were returned by the discussion groups other than minor edits for clarity.

On the Sunday a smaller group — mainly the 3M and ministry groups — used the same process to combine the themes into a manageable list, with reference to the results from Saturday. The 11 summaries that resulted from this process are also available as pdfs. (below)   A shorter list of key issues was also compiled.

 

Topics  Saturday

The recommendations, and their ‘red dot’ count are available below as pdf files.   (Each pdf is less than 100KB.)

Please note that the text is as from the notes that were returned by the discussion groups other than minor edits for clarity.

The topics are listed by popularity - the highest topic at the top of the list.  Click the ' title ' to view.

116 Ministry of the word
24 Reaching the community through Spirit empowered evangelism
96 The care and nurture of clergy
82 Deepen the spirituality of every Anglican
74 Anglican church is lead provider of settlement facilities to ex-prisioners by 2030
148 Reaching and building children and families
20 An inclusive church?
144 Our dreams for Anglican schools
23 What structure does the diocese require to carry it into the future?
118 Theological education
142 Youth church in the inner city
147 Effective disciples
98 Training of mutual ministry ordinands
95 Community development and social justice
106 Transforming our communities for Christ
127 Sharing, networking and connecting for the kingdom
126 Pastoral care
119 Resourcing Vibrant worship
109 Overcoming constraints in and between mutual ministry and parishes
89 Spectators to Players
124 Can it still be church if...?
146 Leadership in the contemporary church
22 New monasticism
93 Youth and young adults
103 Risking the parish finances for mission
136 Wrap around support for families
125 Faith in the family
143 Creation Care
25 Magnetic community and mission
37 Training lay leaders in the parish
88 Reconnect with science
107 Doing events and services outside the church buildings
113 Integrating young people
149 Engaging men in a faith journey
99 Communication is a two way process
138 Parish or faith community nursing
102 Your cathedral – embodying the vision together
122 Where are our lost youth?
145 Interparish cooperation
91 Faith film festival
104 Mission to university and other virtual communities
134 Connecting with the Un-churched
141 Church in the workplace
123 Equipping ourselves: training the laity
26 Caring for men
79 Spirit-led Network Ministry
129 Making church everywhere accessible
139 Reaching internationals
34 Why are People Leaving the Church and Can We Bring People In?
84 Bicultural communications
21 Social justice
110 Personal budgeting education and support
85 Relevant worship
114 Serving the community with projects that matter
132 Paternalism in the church
199 Rural ministry development
83 Adult back to church - learning by osmosis
120 The gospel according to me
76 Community Ministry through Recovery Groups
115 Hopes for New Zealand
133 Matters ecumenical
135 Private ritual

 

 


Sunday

On Sunday the same process was used to combine the themes into a manageable list, with reference to the results from Saturday. The 11 summaries that resulted from this process are also available as pdfs.   

1 A just church promoting a just world
2 Valuing, Nurturing and Growing Families
3 Evangelism, Discipleship and Spirituality
4 Laity
5 Education and Training
6 Rural and Mutual Ministries
7 Schools
8 Leadership
9 Mission and Ministry
10 Sharing, Networking and Connecting
11 Youth and Children

 

 




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