Church Development Resource & Training
page supports the growing commitment of dioceses to plant
new churches and redevelop existing congregations in response
to the 20/20 initiative adopted by the General Convention
of 2000 in Denver. This initiative calls for the Episcopal
Church to double its size by the year 2020 as a faithful response
to the mission of the church “to restore all people
to unity with God and each other in Christ” (BCP p.
855) and the Great Commission to “Go therefore and make
all nations my disciples” (Mt. 28:19).
The resources and
links on this page will help direct you to diocese with experience
in new church development. You can also find some stories
of diocese that provide learning about what works and what
doesn’t. Conferences and events that support new church
development are also posted on this site.