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Old Oak Resources

The team behind Zone2, the weekly all age café style service at Liverpool Cathedral have launched a new web based resource to help churches develop a similar service, and are available to work alongside parishes through the process.

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Leading Your Church into Growth

This course is specifically designed for clergy and lay leaders from across different traditions and denominations who are looking for help and encouragement in leading their churches into growth. The course takes the form of an open seminar with interactive talks, practical exercises and time and space for personal reflection.

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How to do Mission Action Planning - M. Chew & M. Ireland (2009)

A significant number of churches are using the principles of Mission Action Planning (MAP). This book argues the case for producing a high-quality plan, describes the practical steps involved, offers real-life examples, and provides evidence of the effectiveness of the process. It is based on research conducted in several dioceses of the Church of England - at diocesan and parish levels.

The Healthy Churches Handbook - R. Warren (2012)

This book aims to identify a church's strengths and weaknesses, discovering what action to take to improve its health. It Focuses on the quality of a church's life rather than just the numbers attending, and avoiding 'quick-fix' solution.

Developing Healthy Churches: Returning to the heart of mission and ministry

R. Warren (2012). Developing Healthy Churches is a practical and realistic guide for leaders seeking to revitalize and grow their church. This is the sequel to the Healthy Churches' Handbook, and this new volume will help you implement tried and tested approaches for healthy church growth in your parish.

Mission Shaped Ministry

This is the national Fresh Expressions Team leadership course. It is a one-year, part-time course that takes participants on a learning journey as part of a supportive community, training them for ministry in fresh expressions of church.

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