Our vision as the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne is to make the word of God fully known. Our strategy to do so is built on Colossians 1: 24–29, from where our Vision Statement derives:
“I am now rejoicing in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am completing what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church. I became its servant according to God’s commission that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery that has been hidden throughout the ages and generations but has now been revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. It is he whom we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone in all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil and struggle with all the energy that he powerfully inspires within me.” Colossians 1:24—29
There are many members, but one body, and we are called to proclamation of the Good News in Jesus Christ and to serve in his name. For the body to flourish, each member of the body must do its part.
This is a strategy that intends to engage our synergies, provide a framework of belonging to one family, create space for all parishes and communities to share and contribute to Our Journey. If the church is to flourish, we must share the same vision, the same commitment, energy and passion. God has entrusted mission to us all.
Vision and directions 2017 to 2025 strategic directions:
1. Be a compelling and outward-looking Christian presence in our communities
2. Reach across boundaries of human division to serve our communities and proclaim Christ
3. Be open to the Holy Spirit in transforming lives to be mature in Christ
4. Use all the energy that God powerfully inspires to better manage our human and capital resources