Carolyn Kinsman, 11/10/2017
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Current research 


Deepening Discipleship (Messy Church)
Reaching New People
 

Deepening Discipleship (Messy Church)

Pipe cleaners (Deepening DisciBuilding on insights from our Playfully Serious research, the Church of England’s Evangelism and Discipleship team have received funding from the Strategic Investment Board to support disciple-making in Messy Church. This funding enables BRF’s Messy Church team to work alongside the Evangelism and Discipleship team and three Church of England dioceses (Bristol, Durham and Hereford) to invest in, and investigate, deepening Messy Church discipleship.

Church Army’s Research Unit are accompanying the Evangelism and Discipleship and BRF teams throughout the project, providing research expertise and theological insight. We are facilitating action research with Messy Church leaders across the three dioceses, to support them to explore and reflect on discipleship in their Messy Churches and share their learning from this project.
 
The findings from this project will be shared in Autumn 2020.
 

Reaching New People

Reaching New People - smallReaching New People is an initiative of the Diocese of St Albans which explores and supports new ways to reach people who aren’t currently engaged with the Church, and looks at how to make new disciples. The Diocese of St Albans has commissioned Church Army’s Research Unit to conduct research to support the development and evaluation of this initiative.

One element of our research has involved facilitating lay and ordained leaders to tell their stories of how they are reaching new people. These stories can be found on the Reaching New People: Stories page. Our hope is that by sharing these stories - and the reflections from these leaders about prayerfulness, leadership and discipleship captured in five animations (they can be seen here) - others will be encouraged to reach new people.
 

Andrew Wooding, 01/02/2019