Our Vision

Knox has created a three-year vision called The Next 1100 Days (2017-2020), which builds community connections and gives Knox an external/community-facing focus.

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Initiative 1

DEVELOP A RELATIONAL LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE.

This is a departure from an overly-bureaucratic approach to governance. Our goal is to revitalize lay participation in ministry by connecting people on leadership teams based on interests, skills, and gifts, rather than asking them to sit on committees not connected to mission and vision.

Initiative 2

BECOME A POST-COLONIAL CHURCH.

For centuries, the church was part of the structures of power and an upholder of the status quo. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, among other things, has alerted churches to how far we have departed from our spiritual roots. Becoming a post-colonial church means decolonizing the Knox faith community, which includes rediscovering our pre-colonial spiritual heritage, strengthening relationships with indigenous communities, reconciliation, and the creation of a more sustainable/less exploitive society.
 

Initiative 3

CREATE A MISSION-DRIVEN VISION FOR OUR ANNEX BUILDING.

The 1960 annex (Knox Hall) can be used in ways that make sense missionally as well as financially by finding partners to help us accomplish our community development vision.

Initiative 4

LAUNCH COMMUNITY MINISTRIES IN OUR HISTORIC BUILDING.

The historic building features incredible/inspiring spaces that can be used for cutting-edge, community-focused ministry including a sanctuary cafe, a community co-working space, and a community food centre (with bakery and restaurant).