‘Denomination’ refers to a recognized autonomous branch of the Christian Church (including Mega Churches) which governs, shares doctrine and resources a group of churches. Here we are referring to national church denominations and not to local parishes or dioceses.
‘Church denominations/Church networks who scale up CCT with their own resources' refers to those who are committing to and resourcing a CCT process through budget, staffing or other resources; so that part of their CCT work can at least be maintained if not increased without further external financing.
This counts the national level. If the country office are also engaged with regional church denominations or church networks this is not captured here, it will be tracked separately at the cluster level by TNE and CCT cluster advisers.
Country teams should monitor the amount of financial resources being committed to CCT by church denominations themselves as compared to the previous 6 months. This should be recorded in the same “Stakeholders mapping” spreadsheet that is used to monitor church denominations and church networks‘ engagement. This mapping should be the result of a joint conversation between country teams, CCT and TNE cluster advisers, in order to facilitate alignment over country support and impact.
This can be collected through asking the denomination’s leadership, checking published annual accounts or through referring to a church denomination’s strategy or vision.
Cluster and regional level relationships will be monitored separately, between the CCT and TNE cluster advisers.
CCT coordinators should monitor church denominations at the national level regularly and keep progress updated.
TNE and CCT advisers should provide support in the mapping of church denominations, prioritizing, support and advice for strategic relationship building and monitoring the progress.
Cluster and regional level relationships will be monitored separately, by the CCT and TNE cluster advisers