'We want to challenge ourselves in the community of St Mark's,
that we will become more effective in bringing people to Christ.'
What does this mean? A few key words from the statement hopefully help explain.
Challenge: we don't ever want to be in a place where our faith is so comfy it doesn't make us think. We must take seriously our call to be disciples always Growing in Christ.
Community of St Mark's: We are a community of faith and we are called to care for each other, but we are also called to play our part in the wider Community of East Belfast.
Bringing people to Christ: This is the reason the Church exists - nothing brings God greater joy than people leading others to commit their lives to him. It is ultimately what we are all called to as disciples.