Vision4Life is a URC initiative offering:
- A further phase of the United Reformed Churchs Catch the vision process
- A four-year process offered for development in each local United Reformed Church
- Self-refreshment of each churchs engagement with the Bible, prayer and evangelism
- Materials and support from denomination and synods to enable local design and development
Vision4Life arose from a consultation group on spirituality and evangelism, with members from across the URCs theological spectrum. They commented that We found a shared excitement about new approaches to the Bible that include the whole people of God in the task of interpretation. We believe every URC could use these approaches to seek fresh, enabling engagement with the Bible. We can picture whole congregations developing their skills of storytelling, listening and conversation in ways that ought to connect the ancient texts with their current situation and stimulate a new confidence in who we are and what we believe. We wondered whether the same range of faith-telling skills, might enable the renewal and strengthening of each churchs shared tent of beliefs if also used in support of prayer and evangelism. Might this be how our churches could renew their vision for life? Might we all then bring these skills to big tent believing being a diverse, lively, interactive denomination ready to speak and act and attract fresh generations of diverse believers?
The Vision4Life web site is: vision4life.org.uk