This week I am blogging from the Presbyterian Church (USA) General Assembly
The Presbyterian Church (USA) set itself the task two years ago of creating 1001 new worshiping communities.
At this General Assembly we have heard about the 248 new worshiping communities which have been created so far. Some are traditional churches, most are new kinds of worshiping groups. Half are predominantly 'racial ethnic', presbyspeak for not all white.
Some of these communities will last, some will be ephemeral. All, though, are a great step forward. The 1001 new worshiping communities are about the best sign of vitality I have seen in our slimming denomination.