What Helps Christian Disciples Grow?

Our initial findings on what helps disciples grow are now published!  On 19th April 2016 over 100 friends and colleagues gathered in Birmingham for an celebration and exploration event to explore the findings.  Read on for a link to the report…


There’s surprisingly little UK-based research on what really helps people develop as Christian disciples. One of St Peter’s Saltley Trust’s current key priorities concerns understanding and sharing what actually supports discipleship development. We’ve begun by asking churchgoers what they think…

The Saltley Trust’s What Helps Disciples Grow project aims to provide churches and denominations in the region with social research information about how Christians view their own spiritual growth and the role of churches and other factors in that growth.

The research has been mainly carried out by congregational survey, with participating churches receiving an anonymised results from their own congregation.   We’re working with churches from a range of denominations (or none).

On Tuesday 19th April 2016 we shared our findings from this initial phase of work in an celebration and exploration event at Carrs Lane Church Centre.

We’ll continue to share tables and analysis here.   Meanwhile you can…

Download  The final report.

Download  Table of results.

Download  Table of results by gender.

Download  Table of results by age band.

Download  The original questionnaire.

Download  Notes from the launch event Workshop Five (Experience and Testimony).

Read more on the project blog, including a write-up and photos from the launch event: https://watchingtheflocks.wordpress.com/ .

If the findings spark you off with ideas for further work around ‘what helps disciples grow?’, contact us for a further conversation!



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