Here are some resources you might find helpful as you consider nurturing and growing a new congregation, worshipping community, church plant, or revitalisation. This section will be regularly updated, and we also value input on what resources you would find useful so do get in touch with us to contribute.
New Congregations: Greenhouses: everything you need to know about Greenhouses, how they are formed, what they do, and how they support your missional aspirations
The Role of Greenhouse conveners: are you convening or interested in convening a Greenhouse as part of a team? This document provides all the information about what’s involved and the roles and responsibilities of a convening team.
Growing New Congregations
Might our Parish have a New Congregation? : a new congregation can be anything from a midweek activity with a worship focus, to a bigger church plant. This document helps you discern if you might or could have a new congregation.
Supporting Parishes Grow New Congregations: our team is available to support your idea flourish into fruition. These are some of the ways we can support and resource you on your journey.
Building on Opportunities from Lockdown: a webinar with clergy and lay people from across the diocese about how to build on the opportunities from lockdown, and some of the inspiring initiatives they were running before the pandemic.
Developing Church Online: a webinar held as part of the Wallingford Deanery Synod, and led by Matt Hogg, vicar of St Alban’s Fulham.
Mission and Young People: a podcast by our Pioneer Youth Worker, Olly Shaw, on reaching young people and the new youth Greenhouse.
Sharing Jesus – Starting: Will Donaldson, director of New Congregations, explains how putting a spiritual dimension alongside a midweek community outreach led to people exploring the Christian faith and a new congregation emerging.