Justice & Mission
The JAM committeehas a broad mandate that could involve almost everything the church does, as 'the church lives for and by mission'.
The primary function of the Church Council could be described as to manage the church in its mission. A main role of the JAM Committee then would be to support and advise the Church Council.
The Mission committee is excited by the opportunities of extending the mission work of the congregation and also joining ecumenically, where appropriate. But we are conscious of the need to keep the congregation involved and supportive, so that mission remains part of the life of the whole worshipping community.
JAM recognises that it is vital to ensure that our commitments are realistic and that we are able to carry them out effectively. These include maintaining a number of local, national and international projects. It is also important to acknowledge and recognise individuals within the congregation for their mission in their everyday lives.
In order for the committee to focus on its core responsibilities it will establishing specific fundraising working groups to manage and support detailed arrangement of fundraising and social activities.
The Mission Committee also has oversight of the Olive Way program.
Information on mission priorities can be found here.