Bob Jackson has written this report and presentation on Lichfield's Growth Fund, which makes use of their Parish Mission Funding.
The material is primarily for the Church Commissioners and for Lichfield diocesan Synod, but Bob has given us permission to circulate more widely. It clearly demonstrates the value of an intentional policy of using this funding to seed new work.
Please feel free to pass this on to your finance people and other interested parties. If you have done (or will do) equivalent work in your part of the country, please let us know.
As Bob says, "If the Commissioners’ funding stream were to cease or to be seriously depleted then the Growth Fund would have very little to disburse, and some of the existing projects may fold at the end of three years. If it were maintained or increased in 2008-2010 then the momentum will build and more posts and projects will be created."