It is always assumed that growth is good and that congregations are always in favour of growth. I have come to the conclusion that a congregation may well be cautious about growth and that the reasons they are cautious are powerful reasons. Firstly the easiest one to get hold of. Growth implies change. It is… Continue reading Why Congregations might not want growth.
Let me be clear as far as I can ascertain all United Reformed Churches are “Welcoming and Friendly”. By this, I don’t mean all congregations claim that. All congregations of all denominations claim that. What I mean is that from my own experience, I can only think of one congregation I have ever heard of… Continue reading What exactly do we mean by “welcoming and friendly”?