DARLINGTON DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2015-2018
The Methodist circuits which comprise the Darlington District work out their Christian discipleship in a variety of contexts. They seek to discern opportunities for mission and to sustain, resource and challenge the Methodist people as they seek to follow Jesus.
In April 2009 the District adopted a vision statement and the ways in which the District works have been changed in order to enable us all to work to that vision.
Following work by the District Vision and Strategy Team (DVST) and the District Development and Oversight Group (DDOG), Synod approved the Plan in September 2011. This was a strategic plan which identified the priorities for the District over the next three years. It did not and should not attempt to micro-manage the work of circuits and local Churches. It continues to be for Circuits and local Churches to manage their work in their context. They will also be working in the context of the District strategy, which in turn works in the context of Connexional strategy.
As with the previous Plan the most recent and current priority document does not and should not attempt to micromanage the work of circuits and local churches. It continues to be for Circuits and local churches to manage their work in their context while remaining mindful of Our Calling, the Priorities of the Methodist Church and these District priorities.
Download the full District Development Plan 2015-18