Welcome to our Vision 2026 Study Course
After a great deal of prayer, reflection and consultation our diocese has developed a shared vision ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’ which will be our primary focus taking us to 2026 and the 100th Anniversary of the Diocese of Blackburn. The vision of ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’ has three mission priorities
- Making disciples of Jesus Christ
- Being witnesses to Jesus Christ
- Growing leaders for Jesus Christ
Vision 2026 – ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities’ is not ‘my’ vision, it’s ‘our’ vision; a vision behind which we can all gather to make a make a difference to the people of Lancashire.
This Vision 2026 Study Course contains five sessions each focussing on a different aspect of our Diocesan vision
- Session 1 - Healthy Churches
- Session 2 - Transforming Communities
- Session 3 - Making disciples of Jesus Christ
- Session 4 - Being witnesses to Jesus Christ
- Session 5 - Growing leaders for Jesus Christ
The course has been produced to assist local churches in applying Vision 2026 to their local context. I am sure you will find the course enjoyable, thought provoking and encouraging. It is designed to be biblical, prayerful and will work across a wide spread of church traditions. I very much hope that through this course each church will be able to discover a local response to the vision. Through a process of discussion and discernment I pray that you will be able to identify practical steps that you are able to take to help create ‘Healthy Churches Transforming Communities.’
Rt. Revd. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn
Vision 2026 Study Course Materials
A DVD and CDROM version of the course is available for each parish. The CD-ROM contains introductory materials together with materials for Leaders, Members and posters and invitations, and the DVD has film clips for each session of the study course. The packs will be available for parishes to collect at the Vision Prayer Evenings in October 2015 and if you do not receive a copy, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received a copy.
Below are links to the web pages which contain copies of all the resources on the CD-ROM as well to the Youth Companion that has been created to help to discuss the diocesan vision with young people aged 11 to 18.
The Vision 2026 Study Course films can be viewed on the accompanying DVD or on the Diocesan YouTube channel, either by following the link from the home page of the diocesan website; by searching online for ‘YouTube’ and ‘Blackburn Diocese’ or by clicking here for part one; here for part two; here for part three; here for part four and here for part five.
For enquiries about this course please email email@example.com
Vision 2026 Study Course - Start Here Materials
Below are links to the material included in the "Start Here" folder of the Vision 2026 Study Course CD-ROM
Vision 2026 Study Course - Publicity Material
Below are links to the material included in the "Publicity" folder of the Vision 2026 Study Course CD-ROM
The publicity material consists of invitations and posters which are available in both colour and black and white format.
- The invitations are four to a page and are double sided. We suggest that you print one page of four, and then add the details of the time and place on the back (you could use a sticker), print onto thin card and cut each sheet to produce four invitations.
- The poster has a space for you to add the details of the place and dates and times that the Vision 2026 Study Course is taking place.