Strategy or truth in mission?
THE news about church growth is patchy. Some Fresh Expressions
are doing really well; others have died; amalgamations of parishes
tendto lead to decline. Churches with younger clergy gain numbers,
and so do those where clergy have served for a length of time. But
it is tough if you are middle-aged and new to a multi-parish
The Church's current drive for growth seems obvious to those who
accept the stark paradox of either growth or extinction; but the
growth strategy does ...
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