Sunday, October 16, 2011

I Wish All Church Reports Were Done by the Baptists

This is how to do a report. 1 page, and plenty of good news. It's a survey of Baptist church planting since 2005, gives a breakdown of the types of plants and the types of leadership, and takes about 3 minutes to read. I dread to think how long it would take the CofE to put together something similar, or even if we were capable of it at all.

One reason the Baptists are good at this is that they have a clear strategy, some great resources, committed, regular and targeted finance, and they review and evaluate. Ok, that's 4 reasons. They also don't have a parish system, which means that new estates and unreached areas are 'greenfield' sites as far as church plants are concerned, rather than political and ecclesiological minefields.

1 comment:

  1. Yep, that's how to do it (not only the report, but the planting, too!).