The LEAF Mission Statement
LEAF is committed to the spiritual transformation of the New Forest and encouraging church growth and unity. Our aims are as follows:
1. To support churches in the making of disciples
LEAF is involved in facilitating joint ventures and sharing resources and ideas. Our annual “Standing Stronger Together” events aim to help equip Christians of all ages to be effective “whole of life” disciples. We are also actively working to support youth and children’s leaders within the churches of the New Forest.
2. To encourage greater unity among the New Forest Churches
We liaise with church leaders in order to keep open lines of communication, and to provide encouragement and support. Our newsletter, calendar and website are designed to improve communication and interaction between churches. Events such as the annual Vision evening and the annual Celebration bring people together from churches across the area and we aim to involve a wide cross-section of people in the running of LEAF.
3. To communicate the relevance of the Christian faith to contemporary society
We are aiming to produce high quality promotional material and relevant information to the media and to liaise with local community leaders. We would like to be a united voice on issues that affect the New Forest and we are encouraging churches to get involved in projects which benefit the community.
4. To pray for the transformation of the New Forest
We arrange a regular monthly prayer time for church leaders and have encouraged the formation of a prayer team drawn from the churches in the area. This team not only commits to praying for churches and their leaders, but is working to encourage the prayer life of each church.
If you have a need or a prayer request please contact us and let the prayer team know so that we can pray for you. Simply fill out the Prayer Request form on the Prayer Tab at the top of the page. You will see that the Prayer Canopy newsletter mentioned below is also available on this Tab.
The New Forest Prayer Canopy
We produce a seasonal 'prayer focus' newsletter to focus our prayers on areas of need within the forest called 'New Forest Prayer Canopy' - you can download the latest Prayer Canopy, or peruse older ones by looking at the Prayer Tab at the top of the page or clicking the link to the left.
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