The churches that make up the Mid Glamorgan Mission Circuit adhere to the calling of the Methodist Church, which is to respond to the Gospel of God’s love in Jesus Christ, and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission.
Our calling is to:
We exist to increase awareness of God’s presence and to celebrate God’s love.
LEARNING & CARING
We exist to help people to grow and to learn as Christians through mutual support and care.
We exist to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.
We exist to make more followers of Christ.
Mid Glamorgan Mission statement is:
“to live out and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the Circuit and beyond”
Mid Glamorgan Mission exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians so that each individual will gain confidence as a disciple of the Lord Jesus.
Summary of Traditional Methodist Teaching:
All need to be saved.
All may be saved.
All may know themselves saved.
All may be saved to the uttermost.”
Methodists have always been clear that no-one is beyond the reach of God’s love. Salvation is there for everyone who turns to God, and not just for a chosen few.
Why do we need salvation?
As human beings we find ourselves part of an unjust, sinful and violent world, which we may feel individually helpless to change.
We may feel driven by urges such as anger, lust or greed, that we wish did not control us.
We may have personalities which are difficult to manage, for instance being prone to despair.
We may be enduring poverty and hardship.
The demands of modern life leave many of us stressed and overloaded, or isolated and feeling useless.
Loss, fear, grief or guilt may be weighing us down. We need salvation.
What do Christians believe?
Jesus preached the Gospel – the good news of the Kingdom of God. Through Jesus’ death on the cross, and his resurrection, Christians believe that God has broken the power of all that is evil, in the world and in ourselves. If we accept forgiveness and liberation, and are willing to be open to the Holy Spirit, God can enable us to resist evil and to live life to the full.
Rev Paul DonnisonSuperintendent Methodist Minister
Rev Alf WilliamsCircuit Minister
Stephen RichardsonMid Glamorgan Mission Member
Our ministers and those working with children, young people and vulnerable adults have obtained DBS checks and received safeguarding training.
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Give us your strength to be what You want us to be,
Give us Your joy in doing Your will,
Give us Your truth to face the realities,
Give us Your hope to see the possibilities,
Give us Your love to see it all through,
In the likeness of Jesus Christ our Lord,
Mid Glamorgan Mission Methodist Circuit was formed in 1978 as an amalgamation of five former valley circuits and at the time was one of the largest circuits in British Methodism in geographical terms, covering some two hundred square miles of beautiful mountains and valleys.
The circuit is led by a team of ordained ministers and lay circuit stewards with a wide range of gifts and experience. As we seek to be obedient to God’s leading, we are mindful of the words of Revd Tom Stuckey who in his address to a world mission conference once said: ‘The church is called to be the vehicle of God’s tomorrow not the museum piece of God’s yesterday.’
In Methodism a circuit is a group of local churches, served by a team of local preachers and ministers including the superintendent minister. A District is a geographical group of circuits. The Wales Synod is one such District and MGM is one of the circuits that make up the district.
Methodist.org.uk is the main website for the whole of Methodism in the UK. It is a website full of useful resources and information.