Vision and MissionIn 2008 the ministers and the Board of Directors initiated a new strategic planning process for the church which began with a careful review of our overall purpose and focus. This resulted in the following statements.
The vision of the General Church in Canada is that we will inspire, nurture and support all in this nation who share a commitment to the disciplines of spiritual life revealed in the Christian Scriptures and the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, which we accept as the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, and to share the good news of this revelation throughout the nation with all who are willing to consider it.
Our mission is to establish and strengthen a national network of individuals, groups and societies dedicated to the humble worship of the Lord, the rational understanding of His Word, actual repentance, and the life of genuine charity as taught in the heavenly doctrines of the New Jerusalem. We will do this by engaging and equipping ministers, other staff members, and volunteers trained in these doctrines, by giving organizational, administrative and financial support to them, by providing, or providing for a variety of worship and educational opportunities based on these teachings, by encouraging mutual support among those seeking to live according to them, and by advertising and reaching out to welcome new members, drawing attention to all these uses.
This planning process is continuing and will be ongoing, looking to the refinement of existing programs and the introduction of new ones - not least being the establishment and development of this website. Your comments are most welcome. Please see the Contact page to get in touch with us.