Natural Church Development

"Natural Church Development (NCD) is a paradigm – a set of principles for thinking about church growth.  NCD suggests that quality (health) precedes quantity in church growth thinking.  Size itself is no indicator of healthy growth.   A healthy church is better able to grow through reproducing disciples, ministries and itself. in fact, a healthy organism – and a church is an organism – should grow, it can’t help it, it’s just part of nature."

Read more about Natural Church Development (NCD) at or there are some summary articles provided her.

There are two surveys involved:

The Rev'd Peter Armstrong (ret.) is a strong advocate for NCD and a qualified trainer/consultant. 

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