Leading your Church into Growth: online March 2022

Author: The Ven Keith James

Published on: 14 December 2021

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, zneyrra.znqvaqn@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet Tel: 01603 882338

If you have any questions, then contact Revd Peter Leech crgre.yrrpu@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet or Canon Keith James xrvgu.wnzrf@qvbprfrbsabejvpu.bet

“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

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