Growing Faith promotes a partnership between church, school and household to enable discovery, exploration and growth of faith for all.
The partnership is imagined as intersections of a set of overlapping spheres to find and promote ways to help faith to grow with children, young people and households.
Three principles shaping Growing Faith
- Connected Communities - looking for the meaningful connected community of faith in the intersection between church, school and households
- Spiritual Encounters - engaging in conversations about and expressing faith as people encounter God as individuals and together
- Imaginative Practices - searching for 'a new way of being church' and creating new thinking and new doing in relation to children, young people and households.
There are many contexts and communities across our diocese and yet each one will include children, young people, households and faith communities in some way. In every context there will be overlaps where church, school or households connect. It is in these overlaps where pathways can be formed, connections made, relationships developed. Assessing any activity, vision or attitude through the three Growing Faith principles helps to draw the thinking towards that central intersection where all three communities are operating in partnership.