Building Healthy Parishes

Team Lead: Tanya Moxley; Members: Ron Barkhouse, Shirley Carras, Bp Cutler, David Harrison, Trevor Lightfoot, Gordon Redden, Ed Trevors, Lisa Vaughn

Got a question for us? You can email [healthyparishes at] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!

VSST Terms of Reference

Diocesan Programs & Resources

Faith Sharing Cards - these are intended to be used to promote faith-based discussion at the opening of any meetings held by your church community. A few are marked "IB" and are more informal 'ice-breaker'-type questions, while those marked "FS" for faith-sharing would likely promote deeper discussion that would require a bit more time.

Building Blocks - Christian Formation (pdf)

Christian Formation Resources

Resource List - Anglican Identity

Glossary of "Healthy Parishes" terminology

Stewardship Resources & Downloads

Six-Minute Study Items - Congregational Development & Leadership

Other Internet Resources

25 Great Fundraising Ideas (from a contest held in the U.K.)

Project Philip

Spirit of Invitation, from the Diocese of Toronto; some great videos for starting conversations...

What is a Healthy Church?

Know & Show What you Care About

The Life Cycle of a Congregation

What Are Fresh Expressions?


An article on "Smart Failure"

Equipping Parish Leaders

Understanding Your Congregation's Life Cycle

Rick Warren's "A Purpose Driven Church" - a possible resource. He writes of five biblical things a church needs to be healthy.

Aaron Ministries Network

Achieving Sustainable Growth (Church of England)

Mission Possible - a Bible Study produced by the Anglican Diocese of Toronto

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