From Evidence to Action
'NO SINGLE RECIPE' for growth
The findings published in 2014 of the Church of England Church Growth Research Programme didn’t reveal a “single recipe” for growth but the researchers found that there are a number of common factors which appear to be associated with growing churches of any size, place or context.
Ten people went from our Diocese to the Evidence to Action day conference in Sheffield in December. Following on from that the CofE has published a toolkit for churches on a new website. The findings had highlighted eight common factors of growing churches and the toolkit contains a worksheet for each of them. There's an 'overview' page, and this and the whole set can be downloaded from the website. All the materials are very accessible - click on the logo to take a look.
Members of the team who went from this Diocese created a brief summary - Reach out to Grow - to read or download.