MISSION ACTION TEAMS
The mission & ministry of St. Mary’s are coordinated by the Church Committee through 7 Mission Action Teams. The membership of these is currently as follows :
How the Mission Action Teams work at St. Mary's
Each team carries out its annual objectives (as adopted in our Mission Action Plan or "MAP") & reports back to the Church Committee through representatives on the Committee. It in turn has oversight of all the appropriate ministries (including any other groups, teams & committees) that are designated to it – thereby covering every facet of the ministry & mission of St. Mary’s.
Within the Church Committee an additional Leadership Team ("LT") exercises general spiritual leadership & oversight at St. Mary’s. The LT oversees MAP implementation on behalf of the Church Committee, & LT members typically chair the other 7 Mission Action Teams. The LT is currently made up of the clergy and churchwardens, but may later expand to include further laity (the congregation being consulted to help recognise whom the members should be).
Every member of the Church Committee will thus expect to serve on one (possibly two) of these Mission Action Teams (analogous to sub committees) as part of their duties. This structure, and our annual MAP objectives, provide the structure for our Church budget, accounts and AGM – with each Team reporting on progress in order to achieve clear understanding and a co-ordinated approach to our growth in ministry & mission.