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P​lanning resources

Resources to help ​parishes to develop a Church Development Plan (CDP):

  • guide to help create a CDP from scratch,
  • response form for submitting your CDP, and
  • postcard template to help communicate CDPs within parishes.

For those already with a plan – No problem, please just transfer the key elements onto the response form. There is no need to reinvent it, but every parish is encouraged to follow the vision planning cycle of prayerfully reviewing, discerning, ​planning, ​acting and ​celebrating.

NB: For consistency the term Church Development Plans (CDPs) will be used, but parishes already using a different name locally, e.g. Mission Action Plan (MAP), Parish Development Plan, Chaplaincy Development Plan, ​should not feel the need to change this.

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 12:2

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