As we respond to the challenges that we are facing, we recognise that these challenges are not new or peculiar to this Circuit but that we are willing to face the realities of the situation and to respond accordingly.
We have a strong and experienced Circuit Leadership Team which has proved to be highly effective and supportive in undertaking the vast amount of administrative and practical work in the Circuit rather than it all falling on the Superintendent. The team has recently been strengthened with the addition of three Local Lay Pastors and will provide the opportunity for more focused local ministry
We recognise that we need to encourage the ministry of the whole people of God if we are to engage effectively in the mission of the church and to offer the Gospel of Christ to our communities.
We may be living in challenging times but these are also exciting times full of hope and possibilities as we look forward to the stationing of a new Superintendent Minister. We continue to pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in all that we seek to do for the sake of the Kingdom.