We want every church to be a place where people discover how to be a missionary disciple, learning from Jesus and being sent out by him to serve the world.
In the first half of this year, and with the help of many colleagues, I am going to be leading a roadshow around the diocese in order to open up a discussion on what this might look like and suggesting ideas for every church to try. Many good things are already happening.
I want to find out more about them and share them with others.
I also want to challenge every worshipping community to think more intentionally about how it teaches and nurtures people of all ages so that we can all be disciples of Christ on Monday just as much as Sunday.
This is all part of our Transforming Presence initiative, looking particularly at how we inhabit the world distinctively, so as to live out our Christian vocation in daily life.
For if every church was a School for Disciples we would grow in our faith and have a much bigger impact in the world.
And how the world needs this at the moment.
So please come along to one of the evenings.
They are free of charge and there is no need to book.
They will be enjoyable, stimulating and challenging events.
There is a list of dates and venues on this website.
I am specifically hoping that clergy, churchwardens and PCC members attend, but everyone is welcome.
I look forward to seeing you.