Resourcing for the future
This time provides for us an opportunity to see God in where we as churches grow from here. Revd Hayley has put together some resources that are used in preparing churches for growth.
Revd Jim, portfolio minister from Hampshire, shares his experience of burnout, lessons he has learnt and how we can look out for the signs of burnout and prevent it.
Revd Hayley explores how we create virtual communities in the time of lockdown and beyond when churches are allowed to open.
Revd Phil Jump, Regional Minister at North West Baptist Association explores how different churches we need to response differently post Covid-19
Lessons from Growing Churches
Revd Hayley explores nine key lessons we can all learn from growing churches.
By growing churches we mean churches that are seeing people find their Saviour Jesus and who are transforming their communities with the Good News.
Revd Hayley explores the seven fruitfulness indicators and how they can help us develop an understanding of where we are as a church and seek God to where we want to be.
The idea is then to review your church and mission along these lines to measure fruitfulness in the community.
You can use the Church Growth Survey as a starter to see where you as a church are at
Where do we Grow from Here?
Rev'd Hayley highlights the need for Growth Plans in the church and overviews the resource of Where do we grow from here.
Rev'd Hayley recommends three books in three categories:
- Rethinking Church
- Reaching other generations
- What to do when God feels silent