Church of England Ageing Congregations

Will ageing congregations be the death of the Anglican Church of England?

Some in its midst fear the answer to that question is yes.

Anglican Church of England Investment Fund

Andreas Whittam Smith, the overseer of the Church of England Investment Fund, told the General Synod yesterday that the Church of England was facing a “crisis” with its ageing demographic. He expressed concern that there would be no Church of England left as ageing members start to die out in the next few decades. He likened the Church of England to large companies that “perfectly and impeccably manage themselves into failure.” He suggested that not all Anglicans were fully aware of the scale of the crisis facing the Church of England.

Israel – Whose Land Is It?

The Land of Israel : Palestine and Syria The name “Palestine” flies around a great deal nowadays in the press and political discussion. Syria too is much in the news. Yet neither Palestine nor Syria is an indigenous name for the country either is nowadays supposed to represent. These were originally names given by outsiders, …

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Fresh Expressions Mission Shaped Intro

Fresh Expressions website: Mission Shaped Intro Three Anglican, two Methodists, an Elim Pentecostal, and Roman Catholic church all joined to share a five-week Lent mission shaped intro course. This was a unique opportunity in Parsons Cross, Sheffield. We moved around, a different church each week, and consistently had 45-50 people attending. The spirit of the …

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Fresh Expressions according to Church Army

from Church Army ‘SHARE’ website: Fresh Expressions defined by Church Army Fresh expressions are: missional – serving people outside church; incarnational – listening to people and entering their culture; educational – making discipleship a priority; ecclesial – forming church. If a local church is describing an initiative as a fresh expression, again does the venture …

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False Teachers Breed False Teachers

Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) was ordained in the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1922, and served as pastor at a succession of churches before changing his affiliation to the Dutch Reformed Church so as to enable the position of pastor at Marble Collegiate Church in New York City (1932–84). False Teachers Breed False Teachers …

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