A robust, in-depth, study of the causes of church growth within the Church of England Inform resource allocation decisions / provide tools for diocesan & parishes leaders to support growth Church Growth The Church Growth Research Programme
The research project contains three strands… Data analysis Church profiling Cathedrals, Fresh Expressions, Church Planting & Benefice Structure
Data analysis (University of Essex) Making use of annual returns & other data sets & applying a range of statistical techniques. A significant amount of data cleansing work has been undertaken.
Outputs and outcomes... Findings from the various strands integrated In depth report with academic integrity Practical guides and tools to help people on the ground Stimulate the church growth research field Not definitive answers to all the questions – though some rich evidence to inform thinking. Widely disseminated