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http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article17076
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 October
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1994 October
Volume
120
Issue
8
Page
2
Notes
New Westminster diocese is developing a plan to provide better support for parishes during times of vacancy. A successful interim period should help a parish take a fresh look at its identity.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of New Westminster
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Clergy - Appointment, call and election
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Alive again : recession and recovery in the churches

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/catalog3326
Author
Stackhouse, Reginald (Reginald Francis), 1925-2016
Publication Date
1999
Material Type
Book : Paper
Location
St Paul's-Ottawa
Call Number
BV 600.2 S72 1999
Author
Stackhouse, Reginald (Reginald Francis), 1925-2016
Place
Toronto ON
Publisher
Anglican Book Centre
Publication Date
1999
Physical_Description
144 p. ; 21.5 x 14 cm.
Material Type
Book : Paper
Notes
"[By] Reginald Stackhouse, Principal Emeritus and Research Professor, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto".
NO index.
Contents: Preface: There is now more good news than bad -- Acknowledgments -- We live in a time of declining denominations and growing churches -- Within every church there is a growth potential praying to get out -- To grow as it should, a church must first "think growth" -- Growth churches have not followed a formula, but they have evolved a pattern -- Important as content is, growth depends more on style -- Churches sustain growth not by gimmicks but by their quality of life -- Creative planning makes use of demographic change to ensure growth -- New churches emerge when old ones fail to meet needs -- We need fewer churches but more ministries -- Signs of recovery after decades of recession -- Epilogue: the secrets of growth.
Subjects
Church renewal
Church renewal - Anglican Church of Canada
Religion - Canada.
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
ISBN
1-55126-257-6
Call Number
BV 600.2 S72 1999
Location
St Paul's-Ottawa
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Anglican Church announces new national structure to reflect priorities set by governing body

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/official28
Date
1995 June 30
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Date
1995 June 30
Source
Anglican News Service
Record Type
Press release
Text
TORONTO (June 30) -- The Anglican Church of Canada has announced staffing and structural changes to bring the national staff organization in line with the priorities and focus approved by its chief governing body earlier this month.
The key element in the new structure, as described by Archbishop Michael Peers, is a nine-person management team to direct the work and priorities in those areas approved by General Synod in Ottawa.
The restructuring has resulted in the elimination of three staff positions: Congregational Development consultant, Editor and General Manager of the Anglican Journal, and Director of the Anglican Book Centre.
Congregational development work will no longer be initiated at the national level. The Anglican Journal and Anglican Book Center will both come under the management of a new Information Resources Group. This reflects the priority General Synod gave to the development of a coordinated communications strategy that would incorporate all aspects of information dissemination under one umbrella department.
Archbishop Peers said the editorial independence of the Anglican Journal was affirmed by General Synod and will continue under a new editor, to be appointed. Carolyn Purden, who held the editor and general manager position at the Journal, was given a severance package. The new editor will be responsible for the editorial direction of the paper, but not its financial management.
General Synod also called on the national organization to bring more focus and integration to the work it does. It recommended a more consultative as opposed to legislative, style as well as more networks and fewer formal structures.
The management team announced by the Primate will include himself, the General Secretary and seven directors responsible for Financial Management; Financial Development; Faith, Worship and Ministry; the Primate's World Relief and Development Fund; Partnerships; Pensions; and Information Resources.
In announcing the changes to staff, Archbishop Peers stressed that they were not intended to effect a downsizing in staff. What they are meant to do, he said, is reflect the wishes of General Synod and implement a new way of working.
"In the long term we are looking at ways we can do our work better together, not better with fewer people," he said. "What we have been talking about is reorganization, not downsizing."
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Contact Doug Tindal, Director of Communication 416-924-9199 ext. 286; 905-335-8349 (residence) or Sam Carriere, Media Relations, General Synod, 416-924-9199, ext. 256
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Book Centre
Anglican Journal
Purden, Carolyn
Editorial independence
Anglican Church of Canada - Employees
Coordinated Communications Strategy
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod (34th : 1995 : Ottawa, Ont.)
Strategic planning - Anglican Church of Canada
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
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B.C. synod deals creatively with decline : one closure and six mergers

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article35485
Author
Fletcher, Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 November
Author
Fletcher, Anne
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2008 November
Volume
134
Issue
9
Page
6
Notes
A September 2008 meeting of the Diocese of British Columbia synod received "recommendations for one closure, St. Alban in Victoria, and for six mergers, involving eight small congregations, in the 56-parish diocese". "The diocese has seen a steady decline in Sunday attendance for at least the last 15 years, with averages dropping 11 per cent to 4,955 in 2007 from 5,555 in 2003. Funerals outnumbered baptisms by 349 to 135 last year, and 25 parishes were running deficits". "The diocese now has a congregational development officer; almost every parish has an action plan; two-per-cent annual growth targets are in place; and several parishes teetering on the brink of closure have pulled themselves back".
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of British Columbia
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of British Columbia - Statistics
Church attendance - Anglican Church of Canada
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada - Parishes
Cowan, James (James Arnold Jackson), 1951-
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The Bells of St. Cuthbert's: How one tiny parish created a dynamic Christmas Eve service that packs the house

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article36012
Author
Brighton, Rachel
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 December
Author
Brighton, Rachel
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2009 December
Volume
135
Issue
10
Page
10-11
Notes
St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church, in Northwest Cove, Nova Scotia, is the smallest of the three church in the coastal parish of Blandford but it is also home to the biggest service of the year at Christmas when up to 127 people overflow the pews for the Christmas Eve service at 4:00 pm. The rector since 2004 is the Rev. Laura McCue who regularly includes children in all church services but is also committed to social outreach and the care of seniors.
Subjects
Christmas - Anglican Church of Canada
St. Cuthbert's Anglican Church (Northwest Cove, N.S.)
McCue, Laura
Children - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
Children - Religious life - Anglican Church of Canada
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island
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Biblical literacy needed for vital congregations

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article26604
Author
Percy, Harold (Harold John), 1942-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 September
Author
Percy, Harold (Harold John), 1942-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
1999 September
Volume
125
Issue
7
Page
22
Notes
Author believes that teaching scripture is an imporant part of a growing church.
Subjects
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
Bible - Study and teaching
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Can you see what I see ?

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33759
Author
MacLean, Paul (Paul Thomas), 1945-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 May
Author
MacLean, Paul (Paul Thomas), 1945-
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2006 May
Volume
132
Issue
5
Page
12
Notes
The Rev. Paul MacLean writes of one man's learning during a parish visioning process. He started an afternoon men's group to talk about transitions.
Subjects
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
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Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver : A case study in integrating diversity

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article33740
Author
Abramson, Neil R.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2006 Winter
Author
Abramson, Neil R.
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Ministry Matters
Date
2006 Winter
Volume
13
Issue
1
Page
18-20
Notes
A description of the recent history and ministry background of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver BC. It is a "high diversity" congregation where "at least 20 over cent of congregants represent diverse groups other than the usual white, Euro-Canadian, heterosexual majority of Vancouver's general majority". In 2004 the congregation polled its members in order "to develop a new action plan for community development". "Integration was defined as a combination of: Living up to the Parish vision of open doors, open hearts, open minds; Incorporating newcomers into the life of the parish; Offering a community to which to belong; Offering worship enabling all to participate; Reaching out to meet the needs of all people in the local community; Encouraging in stewardship the active participation of all parishioners". The questionnaire identified and ranked the six factors most responsible for integrating the Christ Church Cathedral community. In order of priority they were: Educational programs for Christian formation e.g. Education for Ministry (EFM); Worship services; Meeting rooms in the basement; Outreach ministry; and Stewardship of treasure.
Subjects
Christ Church Cathedral (Vancouver, B.C.)
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
Diversity - Religious aspects - Anglican Church of Canada
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Church hall pulses with new life

http://archives.anglican.ca/en/permalink/article31928
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 March
Author
De Santis, Solange
Record Type
Journal Article
Journal
Anglican Journal
Date
2005 March
Volume
131
Issue
3
Page
3
Notes
In the mid-1990s, the parish of St. James reached out to the artistic community of Saskatoon. It now has the reputation of being a creative and welcoming church.
Subjects
Stonhouse, Michael
Anglican Church of Canada. Diocese of Saskatoon
St. James Anglican Church (Saskatoon, Sask.)
Congregational development - Anglican Church of Canada
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