Monday, September 24, 2012
Church Growth Research Programme Website
Good to see the brand new Church Growth Research Programme website up and running. This is a new initiative with in the CofE (yes, honestly), running for 18 months, and alongside new research in church growth in the Anglican setting there's quite a bit of material on the site already. There will be early findings published by the end of this year, and the full programme of reporting will be done in just over 12 months. There are various specialist strands - cathedrals, fresh expressions, church planting, team ministries - alongside more general data and parish profiling.
I'm glad to see this taking shape, and that it's going to get going so quickly. I hope that space is made on General, Diocesan and Deanery Synods to discuss the findings over the next 18 months.