Parish Consultancy

 

To help churches grow, develop and move through change, we can offer skilled accompaniment that helps churches look at the different pieces of the jigsaw and discern collectively what the next steps might be.

Moving forward as God's Church

We start by looking together at where churches are in order to understand the context, and offer support relevant to the particular situation, to local priorities and the bigger picture.

Having worked to consider the situation and wider context, we agree together the best way to proceed.

Things you might like to consider include:

Exploring what God might be calling our church to be

  • Being missional, rather than doing mission
  • Discerning priorities
  • Parish or benefice audits
  • Uncovering our values
  • Re-imagining church and ministry for the 21st Century
  • Developing a flourishing rural church
  • Working together as a benefice
  • How to make good use of church buildings
  • Approaches to funding our mission
  • Mutual ministry

Growing everyday faith

  • Developing spiritual practices
  • Being bolder in sharing our faith
  • Exploring prayer

Caring for God’s kingdom and one another

  • Caring for our environment
  • Working for social justice
  • Becoming an inclusive church
  • Engaging with Living in Love and Faith
  • Working to transform conflict in relationships
  • Listening well for better relationships

Growing new ministries

  • Developing shared ministries
  • Discerning local and contextual ministries
  • Discovering our gifts
  • Building teams
  • Developing local chaplaincies
  • Becoming a pioneering parish
  • Developing ministry in areas of new housing

Schools, Children and Young families

  • Working with children, families and young people
  • Developing closer connections with schools

Who to contact

Caroline Bruce, Parish Consultancy Officer