City Vision exists…
… to draw together and build relationships between Church leaders, that will enable peer-level mutual support, encouragement and leadership/ministry development. … to encourage and facilitate leaders and church members from across the region to regularly and passionately pray and intercede for a transformation of the Spiritual climate over Rotherham and South Yorkshire. … to inspire and encourage coordinated local mission and Community action projects.
ABOUT – City Vision is merely a tool, to bring church leaders together to pray, work, and grow together.
AIMS – City Vision has three main aims:
1) Unity and leadership development. To draw together and build relationships between Church leaders, that will enable peer-level mutual support, encouragement and leadership/ministry development.
2) Prayer and intercession. To encourage and facilitate leaders and church members from across the region to regularly and passionately pray and interceded for a transformation of the Spiritual climate over Rotherham and South Yorkshire.
3) United Mission. To inspire and encourage coordinated local mission and Community action projects
At City Vision we believe in synergy: that we can achieve much more together, than we can achieve simply on our own. As Churches there are many things we can do very well on our own, but there are some things we can do better together.
For many Years the Churches have stood “toe to toe” but in recent years we have seen the Church begin to stand “shoulder to shoulder.” Together we are stronger, and together we recognise that we need each other, if we are going to take possession of all that God has for us.
City Vision seeks to facilitate, a strong, peer-level friendship and support base through authentic relationships amongst key leaders throughout the Borough. We meet monthly as a group of pastors / ministers for a prayer breakfast or lunch.
Developing emerging Leaders
City Vision recognizes that one of the greatest needs is the lack of new leaders emerging from within our churches. City Vision is committed to train, equip and release emerging leaders, to serve within their own local church. Our City Vision Academy, lays good solid foundations in leadership skills, and exposes the Students to a breadth of Ministry, from some of the gifted leaders and teachers from across the Borough.
Building in Prayer Together
City Vision seeks to facilitate an effective prayer strategy across the borough of Rotherham, and across South Yorkshire.
South Yorkshire has one of the lowest Church attendances in Europe and in Rotherham only 2.62% of the population attend Church on Sundays.
Over the passed few years we have seen a united prayer strategy grow, with Heart-cry Rotherham prayer gatherings and recently we have seen a South Yorkshire Prayer strategy emerge, as we begin to connect with Pastors leaders and intercessors from across Barnsley, Doncaster, Sheffield and Rotherham.
Building in Mission together
City Vision seeks to facilitate partnership on local mission and community outreach projects, to proclaim the Good News and to raise the profile and credibility of the Church in Rotherham Borough.
Across the Churches responsibility and vision for united events is shared, bringing the strengths and skills of different churches together, for the greater good.
Autumn 2011 we ran a United Alpha Course involving 12 churches in a local Hotel
July 2012 we ran a United Summer mission in Clifton Park, Rotherham
September 2013 we held a two day outreach event as part of the Rotherham Show
City Vision believes that it is important to celebrate, what the Lord is doing across the different Churches. And around 4 times a year a number of Churches come together to hold a United Baptismal service.
We have around 15 ministers involved in different aspects of City vision, all coming from a wide cross section of Churchmanship, but united with a common goal and vision, to see the Kingdom of God break-in to our Locality.
Some of the key leaders in the Borough, regularly involved in City Vision events are:
Rev. Phil Batchford (Anglican)
Rev. Darran Ward (Anglican)
Rev. Peter Hughes (Anglican)
Rev. David Bent (Anglican)
Rev. Lynn Wortley (Anglican)
Rev. Joanne Archer-Siddall (Methodist)
Rev. Karen Beecham (Methodist)
Rev. Simon Copley (URC Methodist)
Rev. Matt Stone (URC)
Rev. Adam James (Elim)
Father Moussa (Coptic)
Pastor Kizito (independent)
Pastor Oliver Buckley (independent)
Pastor Pious (independent)
Pastor Isaac Wallace (AOG)
Rev. Kingsley Jones (AOG)
Rev. Ian Sommerville (AOG)
Pastor Adrian Dexter (AOG)
Rev. Emmanuel Dexter (AOG)
Pastor John Wilson (AOG)
Pastor Michael Odasie (AOG)
Pastor Rudolf (Roma)
Ted Ring (CTR)
Vince Allsopp (Gideons)
For more details please contact Adrian Dexter on: 07790 030 899