The Circuit has seven Missional Goals, developed in 2017 as part of the initiative “Living and Growing God’s Kingdom”. These drive all that we do as a Circuit.

  • Understand the needs of each community served by our thirteen churches and respond with at least one new initiative.
  • Value the uniqueness of each Church Community.
  • Ensure that each person we encounter is empowered to achieve their full potential.
  • Encourage everyone to enrich their faith by providing the ‘right fit’ resources.
  • Be a voice speaking out for justice in tangible and measurable ways.
  • Bring more children and young people to a knowledge and love of Christ.
  • Link each Church with at least one other Church.

These complement the Missional Goals of the wider Birmingham District:

  • Start eight new congregations through lay and clergy pioneering.
  • Equip our people to share faith and invite new people.
  • Expand every congregation’s commitment to radical inclusion and hospitality.
  • Whilst affirming ministry across generations, prioritise ministry with children, youth, and young adults.
  • Live out mission and justice beyond the walls of our buildings.
  • Build clear discipleship pathways that develop the ministry of all Christians.

The whole raison d’être of Methodism is that we believe we are a “Discipleship Movement Shaped For Mission” – a phrase which has its origins in the 2011 Report of the General Secretary of the Methodist Conference.