I was given a picture copy of this very attractive representation of the life of our congregation at St Paul’s, Kinross, when I was there on Sunday. It is fixed to the wall of the new Meeting Room – a wonderful resource for both congregation and diocese.
I was there for the end of the first phase of their Mission Action Planning – part of Casting the Net. Some find all this stuff both fussy and self-conscious. I see it as an attempt to engender a helpful change of mood in the congregation. We try to involve as many people in the congregation as are prepared to be involved. We try to find ways in which – measured against the Nine Marks of Mission – we can move on from the point where the church is the agenda of the church.
Meanwhile I’m on passage to India and hope to surface/land in Calcutta in the morning