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Using the Growing Good Toolkit with your group
- Backed by three years of research and developed for all churches.
- Flexible, practical and easy to use, each session lasts around 90 mins.
- Use online or in person.
- Comes with a Facilitator Guide to help you get started.
- Offers reflection on scripture, stories from churches and time for prayer.
- Provides take-away actions you can implement straight away.
- Recognises and celebrates the contribution churches are already making in their communities.
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Based on research
The GRA:CE project was a three year research project from Theos and CUF that explored the relationship between social action, growth and discipleship in the Church of England. The research included interviews with over 350 people in nearly 70 churches in a range of contexts and identified some common themes shared by churches that are growing in faithfulness and fruitfulness.
The Growing Good Toolkit is designed to help churches reflect on and implement the key insights of the research.
The Toolkit Sessions
Being seen and known for doing good.
Consider how your church can be an active and visible presence in your community, and hear from an inner city church that has become a beacon of hope in its local community.
Being faithful in the long-term.
Explore the value of investing in communities, even when it's hard and slow, and find out how one church has invested in local schools over the long-term, and seen fruit.
Building a culture of giving and receiving.
Discuss the importance of offering a welcome that goes beyond offering food, and learn how a church worked with its local community to start a vibrant café and build relationships.
Being open to challenge and change.
Explore how being open to doing things differently can encourage new growth and find out how one church has adapted their worship to involve people of different ages, cultures, ethnicities, and backgrounds.
Inviting everyone to be part of what’s going on.
Consider how participation in social action can be a way for people to become part of the life of your church and hear what this meant for one family after they had a faced a difficult time.
6: Next Steps
Reflect on the things you have learned from the Growing Good sessions and the practical next steps you might take individually and as a church
The Growing Good Prayer Companion
The Growing Good Prayer Companion offers simple reflections and prayers based on each of the five Growing Good themes.
The Prayer Companion can be used for private prayer or with others.