- Developing vital churches.
- Equipping and training current and future leaders.
- Planting churches and opening up new regions.
Vital Church Development
- Discipleship and leadership development;
- Social and spiritual transformation;
- Holistic mission;
- Social outreach, evangelism and church planting;
- Spider parish model;
- Catechesis (children, youth, adults)
- Development of middle-class ministry;
- Anglican identity.
In Peru our ministry is one of seeking transformation that is social as well as spiritual. It is “holistic” mission with social outreach, a priority on Christian discipleship and Anglican identity. Evangelism is on the “spider pattern” where new church planting is based on parish outreach. We are developing our ministry to both middle class and poor.
- The 40 Year Plan;
- Accreditation of the Seminary courses (Christ Church Anglican University, Canterbury?)
- Possibility of on site Doctor of Ministry
- Ongoing courses for clergy: emphasis on discipleship training; Anglican studies; holiness and spiritual maturity.
- Development of current teaching curriculum program: to include holistic mission and work among the poor;
- Leadership and character building.
- Greater coordination in the discernment of candidates for ordination.
- Development of studies by extension for new regions.
We are focusing on a forty year plan to develop and train Peruvian Church leaders, clergy and lay. We are looking for potential Peruvian bishops who can be both trained and educated to the highest levels and participate on the wider Anglican stage. Our seminary is looking to expand with certificates in ministry to the poor, Anglican studies, discipleship training. Our clergy will continue to be trained in holiness and for spiritual maturity.
Church planting, new regions.
- Develop the vision of pro-dioceses and missionary bishops.
- First missionary bishop in South-Central Region (Ica, Ayacucho, Huancayo).
- Passion for the lost.
- Division of the country into Missionary Regions.
- Vision of future Province of the Andes.
We envision six regions. Currently we minister from Lima, Ica and Arequipa. These areas represent: Lima, the region east and south of Lima, and the area in the south, bordered by Chile and Bolivia. Our plan is to minister to the north of Lima based in Trujillo and then further north on both sides of the Andes. For Ica/Ayacucho, south central Peru, we have consecrated a new missionary bishop evangelist – Mike Chapman. Bishop Godfrey envisions a new Anglican Province of the Andes in collaboration with Bolivia.
How God has blessed us since 1998.
- In 1998 there was one trained Peruvian clergyman, four untrained and two SAMS missionary clergy.
- We now have thirty one clergy and twenty three licensed lay ministers serving the diocese. There are nine missionary clergy and eight lay missionaries.
- In 1998 we had three Peruvian congregations, one English and five house churches.
- The diocese has a seminary with two campuses, fifty groups (parishes, mission stations and house churches) who gather for worship weekly.
- We have elected a new Bishop Evangelist for Ica/Ayacucho and have Provincial authority to elect two more when appropriate.
- We offer training for ministry in Lima and in Arequipa. We train for ordained and lay ministry.