A Statement of Purpose

For the last 12 years or so, St. Matthew's has had a statement of purpose- a statement which is intended to express what we're here for!  We put it together during the process of developing our first VISION document. 
Did you even know we had one?! 
Perhaps not.  It hasn't really been used or advertised, and being quite lengthy, it wasn't easy to remember.

So the PCC spent some time discussing the questions of WHAT WE ARE HERE FOR  and  WHAT MATTERS MOST and how we should express that in a couple of sentences.

What we agreed is written below and in the next few editions of the magazine, we'll think more about what it says and why we wrote it.  In the meantime, if you've got any comments, please let us know.


A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

 “ We at St Matthew's are a fellowship of Christians committed to placing God at the centre of our lives. 
We exist to follow Christ's example and to share his message and love with the local and wider community.''




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Sermon on the Statement of Purpose