Church Growth - From Evidence to Action

From Evidence to Action has been developed using and building on the findings of the Church Growth Research Programme which was summarised in From Anecdote to Evidence, published in January 2014. The evidence provides an opportunity for the Church at all levels to respond and to consider what action may be needed to encourage growth.

Here you’ll find a guide to the findings and working materials based around some common factors which were found to be linked with growth. All the material on this site is designed to help those who want to reflect and act on these findings in whatever their context.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19

Factors relating to church growth

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  1. Focus on Discipleship: Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells, Rochester diocese

    The Revd Howard Flint describes how for Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells re-launcing their home groups as 'life groups' was a signficant step in their efforts to focus on discipleship.

  2. A Vision for Growth and Growth Action Planning: St Mary's, Bowdon, Chester diocese

    This case study describes the development of a growth strategy at St Mary's, Bowdon, Greater Manchester.

  3. A New Approach to Welcome: St Paul's, Weston Super Mare, Bath & Wells Diocese

    This case study explores how the congregation of St Paul's, Weston have embraced a new approach to welcome and belonging.

  4. Innovating, envisioning and motivating in a parish setting: Christ Church, Woking, Guildford Diocese

    This case study explores an approach to leadership at Christ Church, Woking.

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Combined Factor Worksheets

One file with the From Evidence to Action overview plus all the factor worksheets

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Interactive exercises slides

This set of Power Point slides also contains the interative exercises described below which can be used alongside the worksheets for each factor.

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Interactive exercises

These interactive exercises provide an additional or alternative way in which to engage with and reflect upon the 8 common factors of growing churches.

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Evidence to Action Scoring Templates

These templates can be used alongside the worksheets contained in the From Evidence to Action core pack. There is a template for each of the key factors found to be linked to growing churches.

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