Vision and values

Shared Vision

The Lee Abbey Movement’s vision is ‘communicating Christ through relationships’.

Shared Values

We are committed to following Jesus and to be changed in the process. Prayer is the centre of our life as community.

Shared Purpose

We:

  • live and serve in deprived urban communities
  • seek to make Christ known in these communities
  • are concerned with both physical and spiritual needs
  • are seeking to develop more small communities across the UK

 

Rule of Life

In response to Jesus Christ’s love we seek to…

  • worship him and seek his will

through regular prayer, Biblical reflection and joining with others for fellowship and communion

  • deepen our personal commitment

recognising that our minds, time, talents, possessions and relationships, as gifts from God, are to be increasingly surrendered to Him

  • share his saving love

through our attitudes, lives and relationships

  • live in openness and honesty

being open to be known for who we are, accepting one another in love and saying nothing of others that could not be said to them personally if love and wisdom required it

  • help build community

where we live, work and worship

  • respect and serve all others

welcoming the stranger, being a voice for the voiceless and working to alleviate poverty and injustice

  • cherish and protect God’s creation

which God the Father loves and entrusts to our care

… trusting in the help of the Holy Spirit

 

Promises

All Community members have made the following promises:

Do you affirm before this Community your personal faith in Christ and your desire through prayer, study and service to seek a deep and mature faith?

Do you understand by this that your mind, your time, your talents, your possessions and all your relationships are to be increasingly surrendered to Christ as Lord?

Do you promise to be loyal to the Community in its aims, its work, its standards of behaviour and its disciplines?

Are you prepared to learn to live in fellowship, being open to be known for what we are, accepting one another in Christ, and saying of others nothing that could not be said to them personally if love and discipline required it?

Have you accepted the discipline of regular private recollection through Bible reading and daily prayer?

Do you recognise that the regular corporate communion is an important part of our life and work together?

Are you ready to serve, in every way, those who come to us and those you meet in daily life, seeking to help one another to a clearer and deeper knowledge of Christ, through your actions, attitudes and words?

Are you willing to welcome the stranger, be a voice for the voiceless and work to alleviate poverty and injustice?

Are you willing to work to cherish and protect God’s creation which God the Father loves and entrusts to our care?