Church is a community set within a community to serve the community
Church is a community set within a community to serve the community.
The church is an all-age community which aims to support and encourage people in every generation. Part of that work is about developing faith but support is also provided in the challenges and joys that we all experience.
This all–age community serves a wider community - those living and working around the church building; the neighbourhoods in which members live and their places of work and the wider community of our city and beyond. Members of the church are expected to demonstrate love, care and compassion and to work for good wherever they are.
Cathcart Trinity hosts and runs many activities within the building that are open to anyone who wants to take part. These range from children’s activities to support for those living with dementia.
Details of all the activities can be found here
The church community is also involved in supporting individuals and groups in the wider community such as:
Partnership working beneﬁts the whole community.
Our church community aims to be engaged locally, giving support and assistance where it can, providing a meeting place, helping to improve our community and meeting needs. Working with others for the beneﬁt of the local community is something we strive to do.
We exist to be good neighbours, to be a people of peace and hope as well as a worshipping community that aims to serve and honour Jesus Christ.
As Associate Minister with a “community” remit my role is to help ﬁnd ways in which the church and community can work together and discover how the church can help serve the community.
The community might be one person; it could be a group or a geographical area; it might be another local organization or activity. Community ministry is really about getting alongside and supporting good things already going on and helping to start new things that will be of beneﬁt to other people.
The work can’t be done by one person, it’s a team activity. Whether it’s working with children and families; in schools; with those living with dementia; visiting care homes; supporting local businesses; helping to tidy up the streets, providing meeting places and a listening ear, praying for the area and for individuals, it’s all community work.
Community ministry is about caring, sharing, working together and making a positive diﬀerence. The church is far more than the building, it’s the people serving others wherever and whenever they can.
If there are ways in which you think we could assist you please get in touch with me. (firstname.lastname@example.org) If I can’t help you directly I’ll try to signpost you to others who could be of assistance.