Development mornings

Do you long to work together as leaders to develop new ideas and receive fresh impulse from the Holy Spirit? Then why not book a Church Development Morning. They are designed with you in mind.

One of the many challenges that church leaders face, without exception, is finding God’s way forward in a changing cultural landscape. The complexities of embracing change; starting something new or letting go of something that is no longer fruitful are well known. It requires thoughtful planning, skilful navigation and invariably, courage. It is tempting to stay with tried and tested ways and hold on to familiar routines and practices that have served the church well in the past. Church Development Mornings aim to provide PCCs and leadership teams with the opportunity to take time out to think clearly about:

  • Where do your strengths lie as a church.
  • How are you currently applying those strengths.
  • What things are hindering your growth.
  • What are the characteristics and calling of your church. 
  • What is your future direction? 

Current facilitators include the Rev’d Tim Mitchell, the Rev’d Steve Hood, the Rev’d Lynn Chetcuti, and the Rev’d Graeme Anderson.

How to apply?

Please email Tim Mitchell with an approximate date, and your preferred facilitator (if you have a preference).

How much does it cost?

Church Development Mornings are free to those churches in the lowest 20% for deprivation in the Diocese. For others the cost is £5 per person, which includes a buffet lunch.