We are pleased to promote a new resource from The Church Urban Fund called the Growing Good Toolkit – a free six-session course for small church groups that provides reflection on scripture, discussion, prayer, and practical tools for churches who want to connect with and serve the needs of their local community.
The Growing Good Toolkit is based on a three-year research project from Theos and Church Urban Fund that explored the relationship between social action, growth, and discipleship in churches across England. This research identified five common themes shared by churches that are growing faithfulness and fruitfulness:
It’s had great feedback from the churches that piloted the resource, and a personal endorsement from Archbishop Stephen Cottrell, and CUF are looking forward to sharing it more widely throughout 2022. There are case studies, short films, and suggestions for discussion and action, and it is all about celebrating what churches are doing, and how they could be more impactful.
The Church Urban Fund are encouraging churches to consider using the Toolkit during Lent 2022 or later in the year.