We believe God’s purpose for All Saints is:
“Becoming and making mature disciples of Jesus in Trull and beyond”
Jesus’ final words to his disciples before he left them were clear and concise: “therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them… and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20).
It was that compelling mission that drove the lives (and deaths) of those first followers of Jesus. At All Saints, we believe this is still the primary motivating mission of the local church – to be a church of ‘disciple-making disciples’ – to the glory of God!
Our Vision is of:
‘whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus…’ (Colossians 3:17)
Our vision is to see every member of our church family responding to the good news of Jesus Christ in repentance and faith, and increasingly living wholeheartedly for Jesus in everything they do day by day- at work, at school, at college, where they live, with the family, friends and those who they interact with daily. These are the ‘frontlines’ where Jesus asks us to live lives that honour him, in the empowering presence of his Holy Spirit – lives of love and generosity, forgiveness and kindness, patience and gentleness, putting others first and seeking the best for all, whoever they are.
‘let your light so shine before people, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven’ (Matthew 5:16)
‘always be prepared to give an answer to everyone for the hope that you have’ (1 Peter 3:15)
Our vision is to see every member of our church prayerfully longing to see those they spend time with day by day coming to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. We long to see all our church members doing all that they do day-by-day on their frontlines in a way that honours and points to Jesus, believing that it will make an impact. We long to see every member of our church confident to share with others the reasons they trust in Jesus Christ, the impact it has made, and to be able tell others how they too can know Jesus for themselves.
“A Whole-life Church…”
‘to prepare Gods people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up…’ (Ephesians 4:12-13)
Our vision is that all our gatherings as a church (Sundays and mid-week) will support, encourage and equip every member to live as ‘whole-life disciples’. Primarily we want to help one another grow in love for our God, Father Son and Holy Spirt, and to persevere in living lives of joyful obedience day by day on our frontlines. We see our gatherings rather like the changing rooms at half-time in a football (change the sport to suit!) match. They will be opportunities to share together how things are going, to specially come alongside those who are struggling (emotionally, physically or spiritually), but also to lovingly spur on those who may have become a bit complacent. They will be opportunities to be re-envisioned about our God and his call on us, to be prayed for and valued, to rejoice together in where we are seeing God at work, and to be equipped for living as whole life disciples on our frontlines.
“…Reaching out to Trull and Beyond”
‘make the most of every opportunity’ (Colossians 4:5)
Our vision is that as all our church members live their whole-lives for Jesus day by day, then the good news of Jesus will begin to have an impact right across Taunton and beyond, wherever members of our church spend their time. However, we are the only church in Trull, and we have a vision that as a church corporately, we will make the most of every opportunity we have to ‘build bridges’ of loving service and reach out to those who live or work in Trull with the good news of Jesus Christ.