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Somewhere along the way, though, the church took on the American language of growth and turned it into both the new plumb-line and the new gospel. Growth is important: trust me, as a rector I very much want the Church to grow. But often what we refer to as church growth has little or nothing to do with evangelism, which is a little weird when you stop and think about it.
The always thoughtful Kelvin Holdsworth, Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral in Glasgow has a recent post on his blog suggesting that the Five Marks of Mission, though good things, may not really get to the heart of how churches can share the good news and grow.
Here are fifty can’t-fail ways to bring in all those millennials who are just itching to come to your parish!
The Public Religion Research Institute has posted analysis of data on Catholics from their new study, The Pope Francis Effect, using data they collected from
Photo from Alfred Street Baptist Church The Huffington Post explores an interesting phenomenon revealed in the statistics of declining church attendance; traditionally African-American congregations have
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