The Office of Church Growth
Welcome to the Office of Church Growth of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our office produces and identifies resources for congregations and middle governing bodies that are helpful in growing healthy, missional and vital congregations.
Church Growth works in partnership with pastors, committees and middle governing bodies to provide training, materials and consultation in planting and growing new congregations.
Let’s Get It Started
National Evangelism and Church Growth's 2013 conference │ September 16 – 19, 2013 │ St. Pete Beach, Florida
During the ECG 2013 conference, Let's Get It Started, numerous Clinics and Workshops will be offered to provide tools for New Worshiping Communities and their potential leaders. Here are just a few of the titles:
- Moving into the Neighborhood
- Is that my Living Room or a New Church?
- Una comunidad en crecimiento El crecimiento saludable de la iglesia-Obstáculos, barreras y oportunidades
- Being a Missional Congregation (Korean Language Only) Sun Bai Kim
- Financial Realities of a Start-up
Sign up for the The Gallup/SRI Online Mission Developer Assessment
The Gallup/SRI Online Mission Developer Assessment is intended to give you an initial comparison between the way you work in ministry and the way that successful church planters and redevelopers from several of our partner denominations have approached their work. It seeks to measure your “innate talents” for the work. It should not be seen as a “pass/fail” but as a guide to help you think through whether you will find joy and satisfaction in the work or possibly experience frustration and disappointment.
Presbyterian Centers for New Church Innovation
Igniting a movement for new expressions of Church
Learn more about our Presbyterian Centers for New Church Innovation on the East and West Coast. Connect with resources to gnite a movement of new expressions of church. Learn more about a churchwide movement and vision for 1001 new worshiping communities. Get in the game now.
Starting New Initiatives
The Office of Church Growth is pleased to announce the arrival of our hotly anticipated Congregational Transformation discernment process. Like the “Starting New Churches” resource for New Church Development, “Starting New Initiatives” is not designed as a “quick fix,” but rather, is a process of prayer, discernment, conversation and reflection for congregations to decide how they can best minister in their particular context(s).
Paper copies of the booklet are available from the Office of Church Growth by calling (800) 728-7228, x5247 or by email.
Seeking to engage in ministry that is not just surviving, but thriving? Through our partnership with Disciples of Christ, our New Beginning programs might be for you. Designed to work with churches in the latter stages of their life cycle, we work with congregations assessing their strength and the challenge they face. Learn more.
Discover how struggling churches are growing
Watch an interview with Philip Lotspeich
Philip Lotspeich, Coordinator of the Office of Church Growth, was interviewed recently by Grow My Church! Discover how struggling churches are learning to grow, by using ministry tools like New Beginnings and Starting New Churches.