Strategy or truth in mission?
THE news about church growth is patchy. Some Fresh Expressionsare doing really well; others have died; amalgamations of parishestendto lead to decline. Churches with younger clergy gain numbers,and so do those where clergy have served for a length of time. Butit is tough if you are middle-aged and new to a multi-parishbenefice.
The Church's current drive for growth seems obvious to those whoaccept the stark paradox of either growth or extinction; but thegrowth strategy does not seem to ...
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