Bishop David's 10 Year Vision

In his first Presidential Address at Diocesan Synod on 24 June 2021, Bishop David shared his 10–year vision for Down and Dromore. He called the diocese to the work of Discipleship, Leadership and Apostleship.

Bishop David delivers his Presidential Address

In summary


We make new disciples and enable all to grow in faith.

My vision is that… our churches will be:

  • Points of entry on a journey of belief (eg. Alpha)

  • Places of spiritual growth (eg. Home Groups)

My vision is that… our people will:

  • Read the Bible for themselves

  • Pray for infilling with the Holy Spirit

  • Be generous with their time, talents and treasure


We raise up new leaders from every background.

My vision is that… every church will have: 

  • A Diocesan Lay Reader

  • A Diocesan Evangelist 

  • Sunday School teachers

  • A Wellbeing Volunteer

My vision is that… over the next 10 years we:

  • Send 10 people for Ordination training each year

  • Release a new Church Plant Leader each year 

  • Double the Children’s and Youth Staff in our churches 

  • Train 8 Ministry Apprentices each year 

  • Appoint a Volunteer Visitor for every 50 families 

  • Commission 50 Family Support Workers 

  • Provide regular training for Select Vestries


We speak biblical truth and show Christ’s love in our communities.

My vision is that… every church will have:

  • At least one Community Engagement Project

  • An active weekly Sunday School

  • A healthy weekly Youth Fellowship

My vision is that… over the next 10 years:

  • At least one new Church is planted each year

  • 10 churches will resource rejuvenation in churches experiencing decline 


Read Bishop David’s Presidential Address in full at this link.