Church Planting and the Mission of God

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June 2018

This paper from the House of Bishops sets out some principles for the implementation of church planting, and the development of new congregations, as part of the mission of the Church. It is commended by the House as a guide for dioceses, deaneries and parishes on good practice in this area. It is deliberately kept short, in terms of key principles. More material on both the theology and ecclesiology of church planting, and practical advice on the details of how to do church planting well, has been developed, and is available from the Centre for Church Planting and Growth, as well as from other sources.