Revd Richard Wood

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I am a Gospel and pastorally hearted man who longs to see people come to know Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. Then see them grow in their relationship with The Lord Jesus and be able to share their faith with family, friends and neighbours. I also like to help people see themselves with unique God given gifts and abilities that He will use in/for service in His Church.

Ministry Priorities: 

My vision for the Church is founded on Matthew 28:18-20 and Ephesians 4:12-15. 

This is seen in all four areas:

1. Proclamation

2. Prayer 

3. People

4. Patience

Teaching/Worship: 

Centred on the authority of God's word, I preach/teach through one book of the Bible at a time. Keeping services straight forward, clear and flexible centred around God’s Word. I like to use people’s gifts within the service.

Discipleship:

Home Groups, One to Ones and Prayer Meetings.  To grow and strengthen through studying God’s Word together and pastorally support one another.

Evangelism and Community Development:

I encourage all Church members to use their own connections for evangelism, equipping with the skills to naturally share their faith. Utilising Gospel materials/programmes for community outreach and personal/corporate evangelism. Outreach Events organisation/planning; eg. Guest Services and follow up enquirers courses.