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Welcome to the Church Growth Resources Page. Our aim with this section of the site is to disseminate the best resources that we have come across that help resource mission and growth at local and Diocesan level. Please use the categories list and search box on the left to find specific resources.

If you have any suggestions of resources that you have found helpful please contact us.



Parish Resources

This site is provided by the Church of England’s National Stewardship & Resources team and offers over 400 pages of resources (web & pdf) to support all aspects of stewardship, administration and management in the local church.

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The Arthur Rank Centre

The Arthur Rank Centre (ARC) provides & distributes important resources for the use of the rural church – for use by lay people, ministers or training providers. ARC points rural church practitioners to where they can find what is best or most appropriate for their own situations.

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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.

Everybody Welcome

Everybody Welcome is a course that aims to help transform your church by improving your approach to newcomers. In five teaching sessions, it aims to help you review your attitudes to newcomers, learn new approaches and identify areas of improvement and change.

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Partnership for Missional Church

Developed by the dioceses of Leicester and Southwell & Nottingham, Partnership for Missional Church asks whether growth initiatives or interventions really deliver large-scale culture change in congregations towards an outward-looking missional orientation.

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Journeys - Willow Creek

Journeys is a five week DVD course (journey) exploring the Christian faith It is designed to introduce interested 'spectators' to Christianity.

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