This is the Church's Mission Statement, as agreed at its Church Council meeting in January, 2019:
The calling of the Methodist Church is to respond to the gospel of God’s love in Christ and to live out its discipleship in worship and mission. It does this through:
Worship – The Church exists to increase awareness of God's presence and to celebrate God's love.
Learning and Caring – The Church exists to help people to grow and learn as Christians, through mutual support and care.
Service – The Church exists to be a good neighbour to people in need and to challenge injustice.
Evangelism – The Church exists to make more followers of Jesus Christ.
Putney Methodist Church affirms its commitment to this calling and embraces its challenge. In particular, it aspires to:
- be a welcoming and affirming church, inclusive of all people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, nationality or sexuality;
- be a place where the Bible is at the heart of our worship, inspiring challenging preaching;
- be a place where our worship and church life is enriched by all kinds of music;
- actively support the ministry of Christian Meditation, offering a spiritual home for all seekers;
- use its premises to witness to the gospel and benefit our wider community;
- support an active ministry to children and young people;
- to support all those engaged in prison chaplaincy, especially at HMP Wandsworth, and to be a place of welcome for former prisoners (as part of the Open Network);
- live out its commitment to social justice and concern for God’s creation through its worship and practical action;
- play an active part in the life of Churches Together in Putney & Roehampton; and
- uphold all its mission with prayer.