The Office of Church Growth
Welcome to the Office of Church Growth of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our office produces and identifies resources for congregations and middle governing bodies that are helpful in growing healthy, missional and vital congregations.
Church Growth works in partnership with pastors, committees and middle governing bodies to provide training, materials and consultation in planting and growing new congregations.
Sign up for the The Gallup/SRI Online Mission Developer Assessment
The Gallup/SRI Online Mission Developer Assessment is intended to give you an initial comparison between the way you work in ministry and the way that successful church planters and redevelopers from several of our partner denominations have approached their work. It seeks to measure your “innate talents” for the work. It should not be seen as a “pass/fail” but as a guide to help you think through whether you will find joy and satisfaction in the work or possibly experience frustration and disappointment.
Learn about our team of 1001 associates.
Offering training, assessment and resources for new worshiping communities.
Starting New Initiatives
One of most widely used resources, this congregational transformation discernment process is not designed as a “quick fix/” Rather, it is a process of prayer, discernment, conversation and reflection for congregations to decide how they can best minister in their particular context(s).
Find 'New Beginnings'
Through a partnership with Disciples of Christ, the New Beginnings assessment and prayer discernment process helps churches make meaningful decisions about their future. As congregations recognize God is still with them, they learn how to move beyond survival, into ministry that is thriving, by increasing relationships with people in and outside their church walls. Learn more.