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 nspeidiocese.ca] and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!
VSST Terms of Reference
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.)
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