Our vision is for 20,000 people in Wigan to be somewhere on the journey of following Jesus by 2022.
This adventure begins with those who take the first steps of exploring things through to the more confident steps of engaging in the Christian faith and then onto the courageous steps of helping others to find their way forward on the adventure.
'Church' is simply the collective name for all the followers of Jesus - commonly known as his 'disciples'.
Unfortunately, over the years we have created a different version of Church that has confined us to buildings and services and caused us to be totally reliant on priests to do things for us. But, whilst we need buildings, services and priests, what we really need is all the followers of Jesus to be better together at living out their faith in vibrant communities of fellowship and worship in their neighbourhoods and networks.
So, we are transforming the way we are being and doing Church in Wigan. We will be helping leaders, ministers, priests and people to refresh what we do now and plant new fresh expressions of church to better help people join in the journey of faith in ways that better serve their needs and culture.