The Mission of the Church of St Anthony is the action to be taken to move the Church of St Anthony towards the Vision. While the vision is the same for the long term, the mission statement changes as the church progresses towards achieving its vision. The current mission statement was changed in 2011 to read:
“To invite and facilitate God-encounters and to build Christ-centred communities.”
This mission statement recognises that God is the only one who can bring about true conversion in hearts and to point us to the narrow path that leads to Him. He helps us cut through all the distractions and false values that this world throws at us and shows us our true calling and our real purpose in life.
With God encounters, the rest of the vision will slowly come to be. We will start to have more participation in community and awareness of the values and teachings of Jesus Christ. As we develop a deeper relationship with God, we become bolder and confident in our beliefs and start to share our Faith with others.
We become more empowered to do things for good of others that are outside the limits of our comfort zone. The work of PPC and EXCO is focussed on inviting and facilitating God encounters as part of the process of achieving the vision.