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IT JUST WORKS!
Windermere November 2015
THE NUMBERS
15 members
20 average congregation
12 countries, 3 continents
35 average age
5 elders appointed 2013
0 secreta...
STRENGTHS
• Zone 1 Central London
• Freehold owner of the building
• Over 100 years of presence
• The DNA of the church be...
WEAKNESSES
• Lack of capacity
• Not committed to weekday gathering
• Reliance on minister led authority
OPPORTUNITIES
• Increasing population from 40K to 80K
• Over 20% churchgoing at weekends
• Ever changing immigrant communi...
THREATS
• Rich picking from Synod finance
perspective
• Fallen below the tipping point
• Closure
A CHARTER OF MISSIONAL INTENT
• We, the undersigned churches, will organise
programmes to benefit the community.
• Our mot...
• We will cooperate with all the churches of the
Centre, where our fundamental beliefs accord and
where practical, to avoi...
Guiding principles
“Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he
and his neighbour nearest to his house are to ta...
“(you) Gentiles are not foreigners or strangers any longer;
you are now citizens together with God's people and
members of...
SO DOES IT JUST
WORK?
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
Crossway: the Church in Regeneration
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Crossway: the Church in Regeneration

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This is the story of an urban church in the middle of regeneration and redevelopment, seeking to be involved in mission but with a small membership and worshipping community.

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Crossway: the Church in Regeneration

  1. 1. IT JUST WORKS! Windermere November 2015
  2. 2. THE NUMBERS 15 members 20 average congregation 12 countries, 3 continents 35 average age 5 elders appointed 2013 0 secretary, 0 treasurer Sunday only 8 congregations using the building
  3. 3. STRENGTHS • Zone 1 Central London • Freehold owner of the building • Over 100 years of presence • The DNA of the church being a mission station • The speed of decision making
  4. 4. WEAKNESSES • Lack of capacity • Not committed to weekday gathering • Reliance on minister led authority
  5. 5. OPPORTUNITIES • Increasing population from 40K to 80K • Over 20% churchgoing at weekends • Ever changing immigrant communities
  6. 6. THREATS • Rich picking from Synod finance perspective • Fallen below the tipping point • Closure
  7. 7. A CHARTER OF MISSIONAL INTENT • We, the undersigned churches, will organise programmes to benefit the community. • Our motives will be evangelistic, seeking to show, by our actions, the love of God through the example of Jesus’ self-giving deeds by the power of the Holy Spirit. • We will be open and inclusive, giving all the churches of the Centre the option to participate and share in the various ministries.
  8. 8. • We will cooperate with all the churches of the Centre, where our fundamental beliefs accord and where practical, to avoid duplicating mission and outreach initiatives for the Glory of God. Wherever possible, we will promote and advertise mission and outreach programmes as initiated by the congregations that use Crossway Christian Centre .
  9. 9. Guiding principles “Now if the household is too small for a lamb, then he and his neighbour nearest to his house are to take one according to the number of persons in them; according to what each man should eat, you are to divide the lamb.” Exodus 12:4 "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19
  10. 10. “(you) Gentiles are not foreigners or strangers any longer; you are now citizens together with God's people and members of the family of God. You, too, are built upon the foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, the cornerstone being Christ Jesus himself. He is the one who holds the whole building together and makes it grow into a sacred temple dedicated to the Lord. In union with him you too are being built together with all the others into a place where God lives through his Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19 – 22 'Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf; for in its welfare you will have welfare.’ Jeremiah 29:7
  11. 11. SO DOES IT JUST WORK?

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