Toolkit Overview

The Growing Good Toolkit is a free six session course for churches. Each session includes reflection on scripture, time for discussion, inspiring stories and simple next steps.

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.
  • The Training Hub for group leaders provides everything you need to 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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The Toolkit Sessions

1: Presence

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.

2: Perseverance

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.

3: Hospitality

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.

4: Adaptability

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.

5: Participation

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

Sign up today to access all six sessions!

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.

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