Top Tips

George's Top Ten Tips for healthy, growing churches (pdf

    • All-Age Resources (pdf)
    • Audio-Visual Installers (pdf) (As encountered by the Growth Fund)
    • Away Day or Quiet Day Venues (xls) (In Excel form so you can sort by your priorities)
    • Baptism
      • Baptistries (pdf)
      • Making the most of Baptism (pdf)
      • A sample service from St Martin's Walsall (rtf)
    • Cafe Church (pdf)
    • Children, Communion, and Confirmation
      • Bishop's Guidelines (pdf) and Further Resources (pdf)
    • Christian Bookshops (pdf) (In the diocese and recommended from nearby)
    • Church Leaflets: Some examples of good practice from churches around the diocese...
    • Community Surveys (pdf)
    • Confirmation Courses (pdf)
    • Courses
      • Enquirer Courses (pdf) and cost indication table (pdf)
      • Discipleship (pdf)
      • Evangelism Training (pdf)
    • Evangelism Resources (pdf)
    • Festivals
      • Easter Mission Ideas (pdf)
      • Christmas Ideas (pdf)
      • Christmas - is it 'pointless'? (ppt)
    • Fresh Expressions
    • Gifts Exercises (pdf)
    • Halloween (pdf)
    • Harvest (pdf)
    • Healing (link)
    • Initiation Courses (pdf)
    • Internet Faith Exploration (pdf) and editable 'Way Truth Life' example credit card tract (doc)
    • Men's Ministry (pdf)
    • Mission Resources and Reviews (pdf)
    • Mission Speakers and Similar (pdf)
    • New Housing (pdf)
    • Noticeboards  (pdf) and from the DAC (pdf)
    • Open Churches (pdf)
    • Pastoral Care
      • Blank Church Family List (xls)
      • Pastoral Circles (pdf)
      • Funeral Booklet (pdf)
      • Robert Warren - Growing pastoral care of the whole church (pdf)
      • Robert Warren - Renewing the work of Pastoral Care (pdf)
    • Post Offices (pdf)
    • Prayer Stations (pdf)
    • Psalm Reading (pdf)
    • Rural Resources (pdf)
    • Sacred - A Discipleship and Bible Study Resource (pdf)
    • Shroud of Turin (pdf)
    • Small Groups
      • How to develop and sustain small groups in your church (pdf)
      • Small Groups Resources (pdf)
      • Robert Warren - Re-working Home Groups (pdf)
      • Example 1 - Growth Groups (pdf)
      • Example 2 - Just for Starters (pdf)
      • Example 3 - Lifebuilder Series (pdf)
      • Example 4 - POD Groups (pdf)
      • Example 5 - Square Mile (pdf)
    • Social Events (pdf) - How to take a one-off social event and give it a mission twist
    • Special services (pdf)
    • Starting a new service (pdf)
      • Saturday Services - The story of the new service at St Bart's in Penn (pdf)
    • The Jesus Deck (pdf)
    • Tracts (pdf)
    • Vicars with 2 Churches (pdf)
    • Video Clips
      • Some recommended clips (pdf)
      • Copyright Awareness (pdf)
    • Video Projectors in Worship (pdf) and some specific tips from St Matthew's Walsall (pdf)
    • Vision Statements (pdf)
    • Website Advice (pdf)
    • Weddings - Sample resources from smaller churches who do lots of weddings;
    • Welcome
      • Attendance Registers (pdf)