Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bishop of Aberdeen says church growth is possible

[Christianity Today UK] 6 Mar 2008-- stronger commitment to prayer, a sharper focus on personal holiness, and a deeper engagement with local and global mission – this is the recipe that the Episcopal Bishop of Aberdeen believes will help bring about church growth in his diocese.

Under the banner ‘Spiritual Growth–Godly Action’, the Rt Rev Bob Gillies is hoping to encourage churches in his diocese to reverse the trend from decline to growth.

He explained: "We have become too accustomed to coping with decline, instead of moving into the territory of growth. There needs to be a reversal of mindset that takes us from the defensiveness of retrenchment into the confidence of growth.

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