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Dear Harry,

Welcome to the latest update offered to help church leaders, ordained and lay, discover and access learning, webinars, resources and more from across the Church of England. 

Following some internal restructuring of teams, we have brought together audiences from three mailing lists that all aimed to share similar content*. The hope is that you will get fewer emails but hear about even more. In today's update: 
  • Leading in Evangelism: links, webinar recording and diocesan communications pack  
  • CDT: What is it and how can it help your church
  • Webinars next term 
You might like to take a look at some of these over the summer as you contemplate what is ahead for you and your church. We hope the links below will be helpful to you. 

The Vision & Strategy Team

* This brings together the Vision Updates, Church Support Hub, and Evangelism and Discipleship lists.

Leading in Evangelism 

"Leading in Evangelism" is a new, free online resource to support leaders to create and sustain a faith-sharing culture. 

Most church leaders hope to see their church engaged in fruitful evangelism, to see people coming to faith. But not everyone or every church feels confident in this area and most would say that there is not as much happening in this area as they would like.

Local leaders are best placed to discern what will work in their context but these one hour, video-supported sessions will stimulate conversation, planning and action that support you to do the kind of thinking that will help. Click the link below to find out more about how "Leading in Evangelism" can help your church increase in confidence when it comes to planning for and enabling evangelism, identify and train a team with whom you can share responsibility, and develop a plan that suits your setting..

Webinar Recording: Many of you will have heard more about Leading in Evangelism at our first look webinar on the 5th July. If you missed this, or want to watch it again, access the recording here

Promotion Pack: We have created a pack to support diocesan staff in helping church leaders discover the resource. Click here to access on google drive
Find out more & register for access

Church Development Tool

Simple, Effective, Encouraging 

What is your church great at? What support would your congregation like to grow in faith, share their faith and serve their local community?

The Church Development Tool could help you find out – and then point you to simple, tried and tested resources that will help you act on what you discover.

It’s a short survey you ask your worshipping community to complete. You then get a simple report that gives you a clear picture of demographics, discipleship and evangelism in your church.
Find out more

Upcoming Webinars

We have several webinars planned to take place in the autumn, please do keep these dates in your diaries if you are interested. We will share registration links soon. 

Exploring the Theology behind our Vision and Strategy
  • Tuesday 20th September 2-3pm
  • Thursday 20th October 2-3pm
  • Thursday 17th November 2-3pm

Church Development Tool 
  • Wednesday 28th September 11am-12:30pm -
  • Tuesday 8th November 12-1:30pm 

Vision for the 2020s: Estates Focus
  • Date TBC
More topics to be announced soon...
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