After yesterdays post on growth in Lichfield Diocese, digging around reveals this on their website:
and an excellent mission resource section here. Lichfield Diocese seems to have grasped the nettle of providing proper leadership, setting a direction for the whole Diocese and asking parishes and Deaneries to follow. The Anglican church is not easily led, and Dioceses are generally much more prone to initiatives than strategies. Our local clergy discussion this afternoon touched on the need for good leadership to make something effective: a clear vision and purpose releases energy, clarifies what's expected of people, and makes it much more likely that something will be achieved.