Steve Cox is our Local Mission Advisor. He can assist with all aspects of developing healthy churches. Healthy churches tend to grow.
His aim is to assist others in developing their mission. You are the expert on your own parish. However, it is usually easier to think in conversation than in isolation, and as a voice from outside your local situation he may be able to ask some helpful questions, lend some new perspectives or put parishes in touch with resources or people that might be helpful.
Among other things, he can assist with:
With others in the team he can assist with evangelism and witness, helping churches to grow younger, welcome training and audits, reaching the un-churched, closing the back door of the church, team building, and small groups.
He also hopes to be able to act as a ‘clearing house’ to put people in touch to help each other. If you have something you’d like others to know about, tell Steve. This may be ‘something that works’, or it might be a challenge you are facing that it would be good to share with others who are in the same place.
Steve’s passion, since coming to faith from a non-Christian background has been to enable others to embark on the same life long adventure with Jesus Christ. He was ordained in 1980 after work with the church in Iran, and has since spent 30 years as curate, incumbent and Area Dean in various parishes in North London.