We value the opportunity for Ministers and leaders of affiliated communities within a particular region or geographical area to participate in an ongoing conversation with the common goal of Building Communities of Hope and Compassion. There is always a mixture of gathering types that are in person and on-line.
It is in gathering together that we are discovering ways to articulate vision, build strategy, develop leadership, birth new communities, and add to the vitality and effectiveness of existing communities. The purpose of all of this is to be Good News in a region, into a neighbourhood.
Communities affiliated with CCVT enjoy the privilege of independently discovering their unique mission and ministry within their neighbourhood, and the privilege of then allowing this to enrich all affiliated communities. This encourages an interdependence that fosters health and growth in all affiliates. To join in with the nearest cluster, regional conversation or roundtable, contact the Communities Team.
CLUSTERS / REGIONAL CONVERSATIONS / ROUNDTABLES ARE:
Whether shaped by neighbouring suburbs or regional links, the core conviction is that we are “better together”.
Clusters Are Represented By Church/Agency Ministry Leaders. We have learned that greater energy is experienced when key leaders are embraced and included.
One of the core questions for exploration is “what has God been up to in our region, and how are we partnering with God?”
The dream of achieving optimum ministry and mission will happen best when we collaboratively establish a mission plan and review it. This offers a balanced approach to implementing local vision while also maintaining interdependent accountability for the opportunity that we steward together.
It can be helpful to hear in the context of relationship what other communities are doing to develop leadership. Meeting together helps provide a learning posture in this vital area of community life.
BIRTH NEW COMMUNITIES
By walking together the opportunity to sense where God might be calling forth a new work, partnership or community may emerge. Gatherings can provide a safe and supportive environment for the new.
HELP BUILD VITALITY
Life naturally has ebbs and flows so does the common life of a faith community. When we meet we find a strong place from where truth can be told of the ebbs and flows and with that the shared journey to fellow journeyers.
ARE GOOD NEWS
As Communities of Hope and Compassion we are intended to be communities of Good News. This is at the heart of working together within CCVT.