Growing the Church
Growing the Church (GtC) is a church growth institute that serves the Anglican Church of Southern Africa (ACSA), which includes seven countries and 28 dioceses. The main purpose of GtC is to help equip dioceses and parishes to make disciples of Christ, to engage effectively in mission and evangelism and to achieve healthy church growth.
GtC seeks to be sensitive to each diocese’s context, character and need, as it strives to be a resource and an encouragement to each one.Because we are stronger and more effective as the body of Christ when we work together, GtC actively partners with other ministries in the church.
By facilitating the development of a network of diversely gifted people and organisations in and beyond ACSA who are dedicated to "growing the church," GtC’s vision for ACSA is to be “a vibrant, God-centered church, clearly growing spiritually, numerically and holistically.”
Growing the Church Offers
GtC offers teaching, training and resources in the following areas:
- Mission & Evangelism
- Church Planting (Fresh Expressions of Church)
- Youth Development and Children’s Ministry
- Faith Formation Conferences
- Spiritual Formation
- Leadership Development
- Social and Environmental Development