Every generation of believers has to work out how they can help the next generation to become disciples of Jesus for themselves. While our church schools, collective worship and R.E. lessons can all be very good, how does what we speak of translate into their everyday, ordinary lives? And while parents – the undisputedly biggest […]
Is God preparing you to plant a new congregation?
Imagine if Church was always the first place people in the community went to when they were struggling? St Francis and St Barnabas in Marsh Green, Wigan is one of those places. A church God has placed in the centre of one of the most deprived areas in our Diocese that has embraced its location and the people in their community.
Bishop Paul Bayes
I am convinced that the royal road to church growth, across the whole diversity of our Church of England, is the multiplication of congregations within our neighbourhoods and networks.