From discerning a vision, through support for making changes to structures and governance, to advice for starting new community initiatives, our resource toolkits and guidance can help churches develop plans for a sustainable future.

Click on the titles below to access the resources

Too many jobs for too few people? This resource will help you ease the burden.

Starting a community project? The Crossing the Threshold Resource will help you navigate managing it successfully.

Considering applying for Festival Church status? Here you’ll find all the guidance and documents you will need.

Are your governance structures a help or a hindrance to mission? Guidance to help you consider the options available to you as a Mission Community.

How can you find out what your community thinks about your plans? Our toolkits and guidance will help you hear their voice.

Are you thinking about setting up a Friends Group? You’ll find guidance and advice here.

Do you need to apply for a faculty for your project or other building work? The Church Buildings team explain how to make the process a smooth one.

Where can you access grants and other funding for your project? We’ve gathered some of the most useful resources here, along with advice from the team at Church Grants.

What do visitors and newcomers see when they come into your church? The Welcome Guide will help you look at your welcome with fresh eyes.

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