Last year, Raj Gupta completed a Doctor of Ministry research and thesis on the vexing issue of why Sydney Anglican Churches struggle to grow beyond 200. Whilst there is much American literature, this is the first such work done in the Australian context.
Over the last decade, only 4 Sydney Anglican churches have clearly grown from under to over 200. If we are to reach a growing city like Sydney, in addition to other commendable efforts, many more churches, under God, need to grow beyond 200.
At this half day seminar, Grant Retief from Durban, South Africa will teach us from the Bible, and Raj will present the conclusions of his very recent research. Many of the issues raised will be of help to churches of all sizes and denominations in cities across Australia.
The focus of this seminar will be on helping the local church understand and apply the conclusions of the thesis. It will not be the presentation of an academic paper. It will include practical tips to focus on the pertinent issues, and there will be opportunity for interaction and questions.
We encourage you to make the most of this opportunity by scheduling in lunch following the seminar to chew over and reflect on what is pertinent to your ministry situation. And yes, espresso coffee will be available.
Cost: $25. Limited Numbers.9:30-1 pm, Wednesday 23rd August 2017Toongabbie Anglican ChurchCnr Binalong & Burrabogee Rds. Pendle Hill