24. See Phil Potter, The Challenge of Cell Church, Bible Reading Fellowship, 2001.
25. The Church Army's Sheffield Centre has gathered a number of papers and theses that
address some of these ecclesiological and denominational questions.
26. See Ann Morisy, Beyond the Good Samaritan, Mowbray, 1997 for a helpful delineation of
the rationale and practical processes for this way of working.
27. See Robert Warren, Building Missionary Congregations, Church House Publishing, 1995,
28. An MSE is a Minister in Secular Employment, who earns his or her living in a secular job,
but devotes some of his or her time to church work.
29. See George Lings, Living Proof a new way of being Church?, Encounters on the Edge 1,
Church Army, 1999.
30. For further information, see Ann Morisy, Beyond the Good Samaritan, Mowbray, 1997;
David Evans and Mike Fearon, From Strangers to Neighbours, Hodder & Stoughton,
31. Peter Brierley, The Tide is Running Out, Christian Research, 2000.
32. Vital Statistics, Springboard/Archbishops' Council, 2002.
33. Peter Brierley, The Tide is Running Out, Christian Research, 2000, pp. 162 171.
34. This approach has recently been adopted by a newly planted congregation at Christ the
35. Transmission, Bible Society, Summer 2002.
36. One example can be found in Thame or Wild, Encounters on the Edge 8, Church Army,
37. Bishop Michael Nazir Ali, Shapes of the Church to Come, Kingsway, 2001, pp. 40 70.
38. See the `Cell Church' section of this chapter.
39. See Chapter 3 for an explanation of the terms `non churched' and `de churched'.
40. The Way Ahead: Church of England Schools in the New Millennium, Church House
41. For two stories, see George Lings, Never on a Sunday, Encounters on the Edge 11,
Church Army, 2001.
42. The current national Church of England Youth Initiative, which includes the
encouragement of more Church schools, is based on a view that `Church schools are at
the heart of the Church's mission'. There is considerable scope to develop both the
implicit mission role of schools, and also their explicit role as Christian worshipping and
serving communities for pupils, parents and friends.
43. See Ian Dewar, Common Worship in Schools, Grove Worship 174, 2003.
44. Chris Stoddard and Anne Hibbert, Evaluating Seeker Services, Administry Paper HTG 2:8.
45. The Reaching the Unchurched Network (RUN) offers useful resources and encouragement
to churches in England looking either to develop Seeker Services, or to introduce `seeker'
elements into their existing pattern of services and events, or that are exploring emerging
styles of church. See www.run.org.uk.
46. For stories of how some of these have fared, see Leading Lights who can lead new
churches?, Encounters on the Edge 9, Church Army, 2001.
47. Lee Abbey and Scargill are earlier expressions of this phenomenon.
48. For an introductory guide to The Order of Mission, and explanation of terms, see
49. Held by one church in seven according to Peter Brierley's The Tide is Running Out,
Christian Research, 2000, p. 162, and a potential growth factor according to
Springboard's booklet There Are Answers (downloadable from www.springboard.uk.net).
50. Graham Cray, Youth Congregations and the Emerging Church, Grove Evangelism 57,
2002, pp. 13 and 23 make reference to around ten examples.