Leading your Church into Growth: online March 2022
Anyone who has tried to growing flowers, fruit and vegetables know that growth is not simply something that just “happens”. It needs careful preparation, focused attention and thoughtful nurturing.
For over 25 years, Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG) has been an important tool in helping many churches to grow, through its course and resources.
The Diocese of Norwich has arranged for the National LyCiG team to lead an online conference for us from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 March 2022.
‘Leading your Church into Growth’ works with clergy, lay leaders and teams, enabling them to lead their church into the three key dimensions of growth: more people, becoming more like Jesus, having more impact on the community.
There are seven steps presented that are practical, do-able, with encouragement to help our churches grow and flourish.
This course has proved to be very popular and greatly appreciated by many churches in the UK of all traditions and shapes – suburban and town parishes, deep rural and urban contexts, single church and multi-parish benefices. The presenters of LyCiG represent all church traditions, and contexts too – but the one thing they all have in common is first-hand experience of leading ‘ordinary’ local churches into growth.
This conference takes place online on Zoom and happens on a Friday evening between 6.30and 9.30pm, Saturday morning between 9am and 1pm and Sunday afternoon between 1 and 3.30pm.
If that sounds like a lot of time to be sat looking at a screen, don’t panic! Each delegate receives their own conference book that they can write in and refer to again – and the conference is also highly interactive with exercises and questions to consider in either virtual small groups, or as parish groups that have gathered around ‘one screen’ to Zoom together.
The Diocese is subsiding this conference so that there is no cost to you – but once you commit to attending, please ink the date firmly in your diary.
LyCiG is a significant event in the life and ministry of our Diocese and an important part of our diocesan vision and we hope that you will be part of it.
To book a place, email Marleen Madinda, Ministry Team administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01603 882338
If you have any questions, then contact Revd Peter Leech email@example.com or Canon Keith James firstname.lastname@example.org
“In a church culture which is too easily besotted and beguiled by all that is shiny and new, ‘Leading your Church into Growth’ concentrates on the tried and tested, putting parish and people, evangelism and service front and centre. This is extraordinary help for ordinary churches.” – Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, The Most Reverend the Lord Archbishop of York
This article is from...
Articles in this issue...
Two churches in the Diocese are set for a major cash boost as the recipients of the Norfolk Social Infrastructure Fund.More
Welcoming new residents
Housing developments are happening everywhere, Horsford is no exception. Just six miles north from the centre of Norwich, it is a place to which couples and young families are keen to move.More
VAT is a grey area… but let us add a little colour!
Parochial Church Councils come within the scope of registration for VAT. Whether they do so in practice depends on the extent to which they supply items which are taxable. In most cases, the taxable turnover will not be great enough to call for registration. Some expenditure that most of our PCCs have are listed below, some of which attract reduced or zero-rated VAT.More
Nurturing early growth
Where are the spaces in your community that enable faith conversation to flourish?More
The stable which became an Easter Garden
They are many of us saying this – but it is true: ‘We have tried new things because of the pandemic – and there are some things that we want to keep.’More
Faithful band of pilgrims at Easter
Great Yarmouth Minster is blessed with a set of Stations of the Cross paintings set in our townMore
Thinking about heating?
Before you go any further with a heating project, you should carefully review your current situation.More
Opportunities to enrich your regular routine
‘Becoming’ is a process; it takes time, and the process itself is the key benefit.More
Continuing the journey
This spring, our PCC and congregation at All Saints, Chedgrave, were delighted to discover that they had achieved a bronze eco-award.More
Bronze award pursued
St Mary’s Church, Kelling, is a Grade II listed building set in a large churchyard in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Norfolk coast.More