Mixed-economy Mission: Collaborative Ministry for Multi-church Growth
Author: Andrew Dunlop and Anna Brooker
In contexts marked by deprivation and decline, how can dioceses or deaneries turn around the prevailing narrative that churches do not grow?
This case study examines how a creative reimagining of church organization, local collaboration and vision has led to regrowth and missional vigour in formerly worn out and isolated congregations. It argues that a mixed-economy approach to ministry can nurture diverse and healthy ecosystems, as traditional forms of church are pruned and revitalized, and new expressions take root and grow.