St Martin's has been involved in Mission Action Planning for a number of years. As a result a number of strategic priorities have been identified and implemented.
Mission Action Planning consists of the following phases:
A. Review Phase
B. Choose Phase
C. Plan Phase
D. Act Phase
The Seven Marks of a Healthy Church have been used as a model during our review. The Seven Marks show that a Church can be considered to be a Healthy Church if it:
- Is Energised by faith
- Has an Outward looking focus
- Is Finding out what God wants
- Faces the cost of change and growth
- Builds community
- Makes room for others
- Does a few things and does them well
St Martin's Church held an away day in 2014 during which we worked on the Review Phase with a SWOT Assessment – Strengths; Weaknesses; Opportunities; Threats. The next stage will be to set our next set of strategic priorities and short term actions.