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‘A Christianity in which there is only God the Father, but not Christ as a living Son actually cancels discipleship. In that case there will be trust in God, but not discipleship … Discipleship is a commitment to following Christ. Because Christ exists, he must be followed. An idea about Christ, a doctrinal system, a general religious recognition of grace or forgiveness of sins does not require discipleship. In truth, it even excludes discipleship; it is inimical to it. One enters into a relationship with an idea by way of knowledge, enthusiasm, perhaps even by carrying it out, but it is by personal obedient discipleship [that we enter into a relationship with the living Jesus].’
  From The Cost of Discipleship, p.59
‘Christianity without the living Jesus Christ remains necessarily a Christianity without discipleship; and a Christianity without discipleship is always just an idea, a myth.’ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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Pastoral Care

"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." Jesus - in John 13:35

Caring for each other is at the core of what it means to be God's people. The goal of pastoral care is helping us become who God created us to be. 

Everyone is involved in this ministry though presently we are developing a small team of trained pastoral carers to give it impetus. The Vicar oversees and is especially involved in this work. If you have a pastoral or practical need with which you need help, do connect with St Mic's people.