St Paul's Chichester

Goal 3:  A community of faith, committed to deepening our own discipleship and nurturing the faith of others, not least children and young people.

Objectives:

 

Promote opportunities for corporate regular prayer

·         Promote the Daily Office and Sunday Compline

·         Consider future retreats/quiet days – what might best meet our spiritual needs?

 

Develop a consistent pattern of Christian teaching, especially for seekers and newcomers

·         Use Lent more effectively as a time of teaching and renewal

·         Offer regular time-limited courses, such as the York courses

·         Consider running an Alpha course or similar, perhaps jointly with St Peter’s

·         Hold an annual course of basic Christian teaching, appropriate for adult confirmands

 

Provide occasional courses of sermons on particular themes

·         Plan ahead for a series of sermons during Lent or Trinity

·         Invite discussion of the sermons after the service, perhaps in the Lady Chapel

 

Review our work with children and young people and consider future leadership needs

·         What is working?  What do we do well? What are we trying to achieve?

·         What resources do we need?

·         Succession planning/future leadership