It’s been a real pleasure for members of our Church family and the Weston Favell Centre Foodbank team to be interviewed for some research into Churches serving their communities in the UK over the last couple of years. Today, the Growing Good report from Theos Think Tank and Church Urban Fund is published. I really recommend you read it if you have time. Here are a couple of key quotes from it:‘Congregation growth often occurs after years of focused activity or engagement in meeting the needs of a community.’ It calls for new measures of growth: ‘Existing measures do not adequately capture the contextual and local factors or the changing shape of church life.’
It is always right to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly with God. Let’s keep doing so in the years to come.
Do read the full report. You can find it here: https://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/…/01/31/the-grace-project