The Evangelism and Growth Team is developing an exciting partnership with Leading your Church into Growth (LyCiG). 

LyCiG is run by an ecumenical group of practitioners who seek to equip ordinary local churches to grow through regular training events and resources. If your church or circuit team are longing for growth and would like some support, we believe LyCiG can help you.

LyCiG held their first ever conference specifically for Methodists on Zoom over the weekend of 7th-9th May 2021. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with nearly two-thirds of respondents rating the weekend as excellent, and 95% giving it a rating of excellent or good. Here are some of the participants' comments:

"Inspiring speakers helped facilitate good conversations within the circuit leadership"

"Lots of ideas in the manual which we can adapt to our own church situation"

"...it was good to use that time to be really practical and honest about where we are and what we needed to do"

"...a very good team who were grounded in reality... plenty of practical 'how-to's"

"...we are feeling really excited about putting things we learnt into action!"

If you would be interested in holding a LyCiG conference in your district or region, please email the Evangelism and Growth Team to discuss possibilities.

Funded places at LyCiG residential conferences are also available: you can find details of upcoming conferences hereEmail the Evangelism and Growth Team to apply for funded places.

A variety of understandings and theologies of church growth are welcome. You may be longing to see more unaffiliated people engaging with your online worship; more people in the wider community in relationship with your church; more people receiving relief from poverty and isolation; more people hearing of the love of Jesus for the first time; more people becoming committed members of Methodist churches. All of these are valid and healthy expressions of church growth.