JDS Strategy

District Mission Development Plan

The District Mission Development Plan seeks to develop a culture that is:

  • Committed to growth and multiplication
  • Evangelistic
  • Justice seeking
  • Inclusive

 “We deeply desire as Methodist disciples in the Northampton District of the Methodist Church not just to speak about the love of God – but to show it, and to become it” Helen Cameron Chair of District.

“Justice is what love looks like in public” Dr Cornel West

As we strive to become inclusive and achieve justice, the District are establishing a Justice, Dignity and Solidarity (JDS) Group.  The Group will develop the District’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) plan.  As part of this plan, we have identified five key priorities for action:

  • Communicate the District EDI plan and ensure that EDI and the JDS Strategy are prioritised throughout the District
  • Ensure training is provided to meet the needs of the church within the District
  • Arrange chaplaincy for all EDI meetings and events
  • Develop a working expertise with all aspects of the Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity
  • Review the work of the JDS Group and set future priorities

The District also has a World Church Group for ministers who have an overseas heritage.  The full Terms of Reference for each group and the role descriptions of the positions (can be found here) 

The full Strategy for Justice, Dignity and Solidarity is available on the website of the Methodist Church in Britain at The Inclusive Methodist Church

District Office

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