The CofE's new Church Growth Research Project will be reporting back early in 2014 at a special 1-day conference in London. Here's some blurb:
Faith in Research Church Growth Research Conference 2014
Thursday 16th January 2014 at Hotel Russell, London 9:30-16:30
This exciting conference will provide you with an early overview of the findings from a major 18 month research programme investigating factors related to church growth within the Church of England. This will include results from a survey of over 1,700 churches, a detailed study of Fresh Expressions in 12 dioceses and a study focused on factors related to growth at cathedrals and greater churches. You will gain from the conference:
- An overview of what we can say about church growth from the data which the national Church already holds and which has been collected during the research.
- Insight into some of the challenges involved with researching church growth.
- Practical suggestions of how both diocesan leadership teams and those working on the ground in parishes, fresh expressions and cathedrals might seek to encourage church growth.
- A chance to discuss and debate the findings: including their relevance to your situation.
- An honest assessment of what we still do not know and of where we might go from here.
Full details, including how to book, here.