St Michael’s aim is to be a welcoming Christian fellowship in the heart of Gidea Park, sharing the good news of the Gospel with all.
St Michael’s is part of the Church of England and our beliefs are Bible-based, as expressed in The Thirty-Nine Articles and The Book of Common Prayer. You can view the Thirty-Nine Articles here.
To achieve our aim we have two key objectives – to grow in spiritual ‘depth’ and in numerical ‘breadth’. Two ambitions that reflect the Great Commission that Jesus has given his whole Church: “Go and make disciples of all nations…teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matt 28:18-20). In short, the Lord calls us to make new disciples and to nurture existing ones.
i) Growth in numerical ‘breadth’ – our goal is to attract newcomers and increase the size of our congregation. We also seek to make our congregation more representative of the parish we serve.
ii) Growth in spiritual ‘depth’ – we seek to disciple our existing congregation, by offering a programme of ministries that give people the opportunity to deepen their faith. We long to see our members become more certain of the truth of their Christian faith, more persuaded of its relevance to daily life, and more confident in sharing it with others.