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Literature on Church Growth

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Growing the Church Through Social Action

  • Author: Church Urban Fund / Christian Research Consultancy
  • Date of Publication: 2012
  • Origin: UK

Tackling poverty = church growth?

There is a hypothesis that when a church looks outward - actively loving and serving its neighbours, especially the 'least of these' - then the church will be healthier and will grow.

Comissioned by the Church Urban Fund and conducted by Christian Research Consultancy, the aim of this research is to explore the impact that social growth has on churches, as well as on the communities they serve. How does active engagement in the community help to stimulate church 'growth'?

This project combined face-to-face, in-depth interviews with a selection of clergy from churches that were known to be active in tackling poverty in their communities with an online survey of around 900 Church of England clergy.

The report can be accessed here http://www.cuf.org.uk/research/church-growth.