A Form of Commissioning for the Ely2025 Strategy “People Fully Alive”

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I am busy revising both our Confirmation Service and our Licensing/Institution Service to bring in material from our new Strategy. Here is an early copy of a form of Commissioning that you can use in a wide variety of settings. Let me know how it goes!

Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life, and life in all its fulness.”
We believe that we are called to be
generous and visible people of Jesus Christ,
fully alive in Him,
discovering together his transforming presence
in our lives and in every community.
So in Jesus Christ we pray:
Inspire us to engage fully and courageously with the needs of our communities, locally and globally
Lord of our journey
Hear our prayer
Enable us to grow God’s church by finding disciples and nurturing leaders
Lord of our journey
Hear our prayer
Encourage us to deepen our commitment to God through word, worship and prayer.
Lord of our journey
Hear our prayer

We praise and thank you, God of the journey,
For all your gifts to us in the past.
We look to you as fellow-traveller and faithful companion on the way ahead.
Shelter and protect us from all harm and anxiety;
Give us grace to let go of all that holds us back;
And grant us courage to meet the new life you have promised us
In Jesus Christ our Lord.