Becoming a visionary people
Planning for growth
If you were the only Christian in your community, how would you spread the good news of Jesus Christ? This may be a good place to start when seeking to discern God’s vision and purpose. Having been open to God in prayer, a process of vision planning will help you and your church grow.
During this year your church will define its purpose and plan for the future. You’ll be asked to consider what you have to hand (people, skills, money and other resources) and what the needs of your local community are.
We’ll suggest resources which might help you reach a consensus on the way forward and which will then assist in communicating that vision to congregations, communities and other organisations and partners with whom you are hoping to work.
There are many dimensions to church growth:
- Growing in numbers.
- Personal spiritual growth.
- Depth and strength of life of Christian community.
- Growing in our service to the community
- Spiritual Gifts
- Healthy Churches
- Leading Your Church Into Growth
- Mission Action Planning (MAP)
- Resourcing Growth