Rapid Development Programme
"A unique workshop based programme for parishes that are considering new ways to engage with their community or wish to undertake a new building project (although it must be stressed rdp is not primarily about buildings)"
rdp works by engaging with local people, businesses, schools and community organisations and uses adapted social/business development techniques to help participants think in a focused and creative way about the potential role of their Church in bringing light, hope and belief to their community.
Twenty parishes across three dioceses have completed the rdp programme and, significantly, the majority of them have decided to re-assess their initial ideas since taking part in the programme and £3 million worth of development has been identified (as well as £7 million in savings from rethinking their development plans).
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