Church in Britain more diverse than ever before. Traditional, mainstream denominations, independent churches and networks of congregations, grown in Britain but also inspired by movements in the USA, congregations and networks formed by people entering Britain from Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa - every part of the world. Niche churches based on nationality, culture, language, age groups.
Create relationships with new streams of church life
Stay in touch with informal networks, which are good at generating ideas and motivating people, but less good at making good decisions or being accountable.
Emphasise pursuing the local mission agenda ecumenically - a renewed vision for ecumenical relationships - focusing on God’s mission in this place and generating a vision of the kingdom. “I need your faith to make mine whole”
Gareth Powell: new ecumenical reference group. (MC/08/11)