Plan for Growth resources

Download the resources available:

Incumbents' Guide | PDF

An A4 booklet to help Incumbents to create a Benefice Plan for Growth, either building on or revising the priorities previously identified or creating a Plan for Growth from scratch. Above all, we want your Plan for Growth to be prayerfully discerned and owned by the members of your church communities, seeing what God is doing and discovering how to join in.

Small Group Guide | PDF 

We recommend all Fresh Expressions of Church and the small groups behind them create a Plan for Growth to help them flourish in their own unique context. This A4 booklet will help small groups create a Plan for Growth and contribute to a Benefice Plan for Growth.

Congregation Guide | PDF

An A5 booklet to for your congregations to encourage them to get involved in helping shape a Plan for Growth for your benefice that is realistic and achievable, and to help it to come into being.

Prayer Card | PDF

The prayer bookmarks are to remind us all that this is God's work we are involved in.  Please hand them out to church members and anyone ready to pray for this process.

Example process agreement | PDF

Running a Listening Event | PDF

An A4 guide to help you think about how to run a Listening Event.  It includes helpful tips and a sample timetable.

Sample Plan For Growth | PDF

Here is an example Plan for Growth to help you know what we're looking for

Growing in Depth | DOCX

Growing in Influence | DOCX

Growing in Number | DOCX

Growing Younger | DOCX

Please print out these worksheets to help you plan for Growing in depth, influence, number and younger 

PFG priorities - Benefice

PFG priorities - Benefice plus Parish

PFG priorities - Parish

PFG priorities - Benefice Inspiring Ipswich

PFG priorities - Parish Inspiring Ipswich

PFG priorities Lightwave

PFG priorities - Worshipping Community

Plan for Growth - priorities posters.

Once your Plan for Growth has been agreed why not print one of these posters off and add your priorities to it to display in your church?

We have produced these for many different contexts, so there should be one relevant to you. If not do email Helen Prior-Townsend to get one produced for your context.

Video | Weblink  How to do a plan for growth video
Sunflower video | Weblink Sunflower Message video with Phil Dykes
Prayer video | Weblink Growing in God prayer video

What is Growing in God? | Weblink

What are we aiming for? | Weblink

Can a small church create a Plan for Growth? | Weblink

What does Growing Younger mean? | Weblink

How does Growing in God fit with the National Strategy? | Weblink

Bishop Mike's videos on Growing in God and more.


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