Grow Course

Discover how your church can grow in depth and breadth.

 

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow”

I Corinthians 3:6

Introduction

Healthy churches grow. They grow in numbers, depth, and impact. As people grow in spiritual depth, others can be invited in to grow together, and the church will stand out and make a difference in the community where God has placed it.

Growth is a gradual process, like a journey, and will often involve transformation in the way things are done or in culture.

Grow Course aims to help church leaders and their teams to see real growth where they are, in numbers and discipleship and impact. If you’re interested in growth, come and see what the Grow Course has to offer. Read more below or register here.

Church leadership teams meet as a community to

Reflect

Imagine

Explore

The Course

The Grow Course is suitable for churches of any size or tradition.  We will try to make sure that you are on a programme with other churches coming from a similar tradition and of a similar size to your own church.

Alongside other church teams, churches attend four whole day sessions over a period of approximately 12-15 months. 

Each session focuses on one key aspect of the journey of growth as follows:

Session 1
Vocation
Session 2
Formation
Session 3
Mission
Session 4
Multiplication

Delivered by a dynamic team of trained facilitators, who have been recruited from a variety of backgrounds including some ordained church leaders, and those with experience in the commercial and charitable sector.

Who should come?

If you’re a church leader looking to grow your church, then the Grow Course is for you. 

We encourage church leaders, if at all possible, to bring along a team of 3-5 people who will work with them on the growth journey.

At each of the one day learning sessions, you’ll be encouraged to:

Work

Through a structured framework with other churches facing similar contexts and challenges.

Develop

Realistic and measurable strategies that will equip the church for the next stage of its ministry.

Create

A clear action plan after each session of what you need to achieve over the next few months.

Pray

With your team and with other church teams for health and growth in your congregations and communities and more widely for God’s kingdom to grow and multiply!

We don’t claim to have all the answers or any quick solutions! 

We do provide you with evidence based input and support throughout from our team of experienced facilitators and professional church growth leadership coaches. They are ready to help and guide you as you explore what healthy growth will look like in your context, and what actions you can take to encourage growth in your church community.

We do aim to make your one-day learning sessions as stimulating, fun, and practical as possible.

Interactive Sessions

Sessions are interactive and offer a variety of training methods including learning exercises, discussions, group work and presentations by experts over Skype, on video, or in person. Ample time is allowed for churches to feedback, to sharing experience as well as opportunities to visit growing churches in different places and contexts.

Leadership Coaching

Coaching is an essential part of the Grow Course. Leaders who have been working with coaches on our courses tell us they find this invaluable as they seek to grow their churches.

Coaching takes place before the first session and then alongside the remaining sessions (usually two coaching sessions between each training).

Church leaders will be linked with one of our coaching team - some of whom are ordained and have led growth in their own churches; others who come from a commercial or other professional background.

Time

Church teams commit to meet for a day's training session four times over a 12-15 months period.

When

The Grow Course runs on Wednesdays from 9am-5pm.

Cost

We ask for a contribution of £100 – £400 per two-day session per church (dependent on church size).

“The balance between teaching from the front and interactive sessions with us doing the thinking was just right.”

We’d love to welcome you to the Grow Course or chat to you more about what’s involved