CCX has experience of equipping today’s churches, planters and pioneers to multiply. We’re continually adding to our knowledge from practitioners so we can share best practice and training, underpinned by theological resources.
CCX’s resources equip leaders as they develop and lead growing churches. We offer learning and coaching with some of the most experienced people in church growth, helping churches to connect with their tradition of growth and reframe this for a contemporary context. Of course, growth isn’t measured only in numbers, but in depth and impact; our growth training reflects this rounded approach.
Following Jesus in rural spaces: The story of St Basil's
St Basil's is a new Anglican church based on an organic working farm in Devon, interweaving community, hospitality, creativity and prayer in the converted barns and open fields of this wonderful location. We spoke to its leader Pete James about his heart for rural ministry, and all they have witnessed in their first year of planting.
Barry Jackson believes that for rural churches to thrive, we need to find new ways of empowering local leadership. To that end, he has been working with colleagues (lay and ordained) to pilot a new role in Coventry diocese.
Painted on a wall in Christ Church, Gosport is the phrase, ‘Good things for Gosport’. Revd Ray Driscoll shares the journey of launching a new family service, reaching out to the community through lockdown, supporting local primary schools and starting a ‘Love Gosport’ campaign, all centred on the vision that God has good things for Gosport.
Myriad’s research focusses on the experiences of lay planters, people from many backgrounds who have planted and are leading churches. Aiming to shine a light on what is already happening and to learn from it, the research findings offer invaluable insight as Myriad seeks to be a source of help and expertise for lay planters of today and tomorrow.
CCX helps diocesan and regional leaders to develop strategies for planting and growing churches at scale. We enable strategic planners to plant churches that are diverse in context, model and leadership, complementing existing churches in their region.