Investing in our Faith
The Diocese of Wakefield. Working together throughout God's world.
Leading the Diocese of Wakefield to its 125th Anniversary in 2013.
'Investing in our Faith' is a diocesan-wide initiative to help renew and transform our lives and our churches so that we can be used by God to help transform our communities and our world.
A range of resources will encourage individuals, churches, deaneries and the diocese and its structures to be better and prayerfully equipped to serve God.
We depend on God for our life and our life together as a diocese. Prayer is at the heart of 'Investing in our Faith'.
Seeking God's guidance we will explore options and plans for our churches, deaneries and diocese so that we are better organised and resourced to build our common life and move on in mission.
'Investing in our Faith' is not a talking shop. It is about practically equipping ourselves and our churches to make Christ known by word and deed, and through prayerful reflection and action making a difference in our communities.
Reasons for the hope that is in us and challenges to mediating that hope - Bishop Stephen's address at clergy lunches (November/December 2008)
Investing in our Faith - Robert Freeman's Huddersfield Deanery presentation - 20 November 2008 (PowerPoint)
Investing in our Faith - Bishop's talk at Archdeaconry Meetings - November 2008
Giving - John Hanson's talk at Archdeaconry Meetings - November 2008
Renewal of Commitment Prayer (Word doc)
Day of Prayer, 2 November 2008 - Order of Service
'I am no longer my own' - Bishop of Wakefield's sermon at the Day of Prayer
Giving in Grace (link to resources on Liverpool Diocese web site)
Bishop's Address to Synod (June 2008)
Paper for Diocesan Synod (June 2008)