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 http://ncd-canada.com/ 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.