Listening to London, Listening to God
Please join us as we pray and listen to discern God’s plans for our city.
Capital Vision 2020 started us down a journey to becoming more confident, compassionate and creative in bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to our communities, and to show the love of our Creator. There is much to celebrate and build on – from the 56 new worshipping communities that have started, to the 40,000 Ambassadors commissioned and encouraged to live and proclaim the good news of Jesus.
Now, as we begin to look forward towards 2030, we are getting on our knees once again to pray and listen to what God has in store for the Diocese of London.
Over 4,500 people took part in our survey. Thank you.
We asked you what have we learnt from the past five years of Capital Vision? As we look forward, what do we need to start doing and what do we need to stop doing? What would it take to bring the Father’s love and the gospel of Jesus to our communities so that many more come to faith in Christ and have their lives transformed?
We created an online survey that asked a few of those simple questions, worded for people of Christian faith and for those without. Some people answered the questions as a church community, or individually. People took the survey to their friends, family, and colleagues.
Resources to help people engage and run a listening session
We also put together some helpful notes for facilitating group discussions, a bible study for reflection and word versions of the survey for church and non-church audiences. We encouraged you to share the link in your social media circles and church newsletters.
The survey closed at the end of July, and we are now distilling the responses to help focus our Diocesan vision and plans.
Thank you to all those who took part.
Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London