LATEST: Kingdom People Questionnaire Summary Report (21 March 2013)
The 2020 Vision Group was set up by Bishop's Council and has been meeting to try to discern what God's future vision might be for the Anglican Church in Worcestershire and Dudley.
Kingdom People is the first part of the group's consultation process. We want to know what our churches are doing to promote the Kingdom of God in our communities. We know there lots of amazing projects out there - please tell us about them!
What are Kingdom Values?
Bishop John identified love, compassion, justice and freedom as Kingdom values. Here's how some churches in the diocese are living out those themes:
At the Clergy Conference we launched a resource pack to help parishes think about Kingdom Projects. Here is the information included in the pack:
- Kingdom People: Bishop John's letter
- Kingdom People: introduction to launch pack
- Kingdom People: Love
- Kingdom People: Compassion
- Kingdom People: Justice
- Kingdom People: Freedom
- Kingdom People: children's sessions
- Kingdom People: children's colouring sheets
- Kingdom People: Youth sessions
- Kingdom People: How to respond
- Kingdom People: short questionnaire
- Kingdom People: long questionnaire
- Kingdom People: invite to create own postcard
Case studies featured in the launch pack:
- Kingdom People case study: Black Country Food Bank
- Kingdom People case study: Boys2Men
- Kingdom People case study: Clent after school club
- Kingdom People case study: Malvern Cafe
- Kingdom People case study: Street Pastors
- Kingdom People case study: Tolladine Project
- Kingdom People case study: Vine and Branches
A reflection from a member of a Christian Peacemaker Team working in Hebron, Palestine: Lessons gleaned from living in Palestine
You can fill out the short questionnaire online at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/QH5SN8Z
Kingdom People postcards
You can also download the Kingdom People postcards here, which include information on four different projects across our diocese:
- Charford Community Gardens, Bromsgrove
- Halesowen Refugee Centre
- Messy Church in Worcester
- Upton Folk Festival
Bishop John says: "Jesus tells us to seek first the Kingdom of God. Throughout our diocese individuals and churches are already doing just that by engaging with their community with love, justice and compassion. The 2020 Vision Group and I would like to encourage every congregation to reflect more deeply on what the Kingdom might look like in your situation and work together to build it. If we focus on the Kingdom, God will do great things through us."
Why not tell us how your church is embodying the kingdom values of love, compassion justice and freedom. Email your stories to and we'll try to feature as many as possible here.
Are you wondering how to use the Kingdom People postcards? Why not download this document with some top tips: Top tips for the Kingdom People postcards