Sunday, 13 January 2008

How to get the Church of England growing

This, from the Diocese of Lichfield, is the most important thing I have read about the Church of England this year:

Epiphany Message from the Bishop of Lichfield - 2008

Also, if you haven't read it yet, get Bob Jackson's The Road to Growth. I have just bought my second copy!

What a coincidence, Bob Jackson is an Archdeacon in the Diocese of Lichfield.

John Richardson
13 January 2008

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  1. Thanks for the link, it was very encouraging to read, and great to see a Diocese that has really committed itself to mission and growth. I hope others follow suit!

  2. oops, just saw the policy line: name - David Keen, location - Yeovil UK.

  3. I thought that was a good, positive message. I am glad to see Lay ministries mentioned. Every congregation has people with any of a number of gifts. It is good to develop these under the auspices of the Church. We have been building a Lay Pastoral Care team through the "Community of Hope" training program. Is this something that might concern clergy, or can they see this as a useful adjunct in their parishes?