The All By Itself Anglican


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"Natural Church Development always struck me as the most appropriate approach to church growth, being based on principles rather than programmes, and therefore accessible to all traditions and styles." —Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry

Anglican Church Southern Queensland members should contact Parish Services for a special price on copies of this book.

How does this booklet help you?

The All By Itself Anglican invites you into a 90-minute with Christian A. Schwarz, the founder and head of the Institute for Natural Church Development (NCD). Christian will reduce the discoveries of two decades of research in tens of thousands of churches to a handful of personal action steps. that can be put into practice by any Anglican congregation. While countless churches have implemented individual aspects of Natural Church Development, the majority have yet to discover the strategic key that Christian calls the All By Itself Pathway—consistently living in line with the unique gifts, energies, and resources that God has already granted you and your church.

How can your congregation grow in quality and quantity
regardless of unfavourable circumstances in society?

How can you have the greatest impact on your church
regardless of your level of responsibility?

How can you maximize your fruitfulness in all areas of life
regardless of your present starting point?

What's in the book?
Compact full colour 96 page booklet

  • Preface by Christopher Cocksworth
  • Introduction: How Anglican churches grow
  • Qualities of growing churches
    —or vital patterns of behavior?
  • The benefit of a principle-oriented approach
  • The eight qualities of growing churches
  • Quality 1: Empowerment
    Quality 2: Gift-activation
    Quality 3: Passion
    Quality 4: Effectiveness
    Quality 5: Inspiration
    Quality 6: Community
    Quality 7: Need-relief
    Quality 8: Love

  • Decline is not a destiny
  • Releasing “all by itself” growth
  • Transforming energies
  • The "three colours" in Anglicanism
  • What is your decisive point?
  • What is your job—and what is God’s?
  • What each of us can do—right away
  • Principles and tools
  • Invite others into your discovery

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Anglican Church Southern Queensland members should contact Parish Services for a special price on copies of this book.