The following are considered to be important if, as a Deanery, we are to go forward together:
• Keep the Deanery informed and aware of progress.
• Celebrate what has been achieved.
• Review progress and update goals where necessary.
The examples below are suggestions and not in any sense prescriptive or exhaustive.They are meant as an illustration of how this process might be approached.
Short-term goals –
Encouraging participation, Aims and Values, meeting agendas and speakers to highlight mission opportunities, bullet-point reports of Synod meetings, celebrating the positive, supporting and encouraging each other, ‘take-home’ messages, ‘Diary’ of training opportunities.
Medium-term goals –
Things we might do better together in our partnerships, ecumenically or across the Deanery (e.g. Ministry to the elderly, Open the Book assemblies, Messy Church), restructuring/redefining the role of the Area Dean (? Mission enabler), Deanery training events, reviewing partnerships.
Longer-term goals –
Strategic appointments e.g. interfaith, assistant curates, mission-enablers, chaplaincies, deployment/redeployment, pastoral reorganisation.