The Day of Small Things
Here you will find various documents relating to the 2016 report from Church Army's Research Unit, The Day of Small Things, an in-depth look at fresh expressions of Church in 21 dioceses in the Church of England.
From the deep end
to the shallow end
The Day of Small Things report comes to 233 pages, including 7 appendices. This is for if you want to dive in and immerse yourself in the full results of the research, with graphs, tables, observations and conclusions.
But if you want to engage with the report at a simpler level, it is perfectly fine just to dip your toes in the water and read the short and snappy versions instead.
Below is a list of documents explaining the report, ranging from basic, to slightly more detailed, to the full report itself.
A 1-page infographic on the report - download PDF
A 2-page interview with George Lings about the report, including the infographic (from Shareit! magazine) - download PDF
The 2-page executive summary highlighting the headlines - download PDF
2 pages of assumptions to avoid, lessons to learn and traps to avoid, from the report - download PDF
4 pages of a sideways, tongue-in-cheek version to make you laugh yet underscore the central findings: Screwtape suppresses statistics (by George Lings) - download PDF
Encountering The Day of Small Things (A5 booklet in everyday language) - coming soon
PowerPoints used at the launch of The Day of Small Things in November 2016
PowerPoint 1: Missional features of the 1100 fresh expressions of Church - download file
PowerPoint 2: Ecclesial features across the 1100 young churches - download file
PowerPoint 3: The typical and unusual among these varied churches - download file
At the deep end
The full 233-page report: The Day of Small Things - download PDF
Printed copies are also available at £15, including postage. For details of how to order, email: firstname.lastname@example.org