Monday, 27 October 2014

How To Save the Church of England

  1. Rediscover the original values that mattered.
  2. Reconnect with what people are looking for.
  3. Take a serious look at the costs of trying to have a presence in every community, no matter how small. Weigh the benefits, not the costs.
  4. Return to offering the key, core essentials.
  5. Stop trying to be all things to all people - concentrate on what matters, what you're good at.
  6. Empower local initiatives by resisting the urge to impose a top-down approach.
  7. Stop making short-term financial imperatives the driving force.
  8. Resist the temptation to use staff reduction as the only way to respond to challenging conditions.
  9. Use the Intermet to its maximum potential. It is where people are, and where your competitors are.
  10. Remember that small, local units, by being closer to people and the original core values, may be more effective than large, centralised models.
  11. Divest from the Asian operation. It's only a distraction and it may raise the money to support core initiatives.
  12. Cut down on diversification into financial services, white goods and flowers.
  13. I'm sorry.
  14. I've got the Church of England confused with Tesco again, haven't I.
You probably really meant to read this article by Psephizo, didn't you?

1 comment :

  1. However, substitute divest us of the Anglican Communion project, which is just a source of pain and frustration for so many and you've got a viable survival plan for the CofE.


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