What is your church passionate about? How is God helping you and your church make a difference? “How many loaves do you have?” Mark 6:38.
We offer supportive partnerships and strength based resources (listed below) to help you identify what you have that God may build upon. See how our work can equip your congregation as you map out a ministry vision and plan. Celebrate how these partnerships and resources are helping congregations in our conference.
Connectional Ministry Team Leaders, Steve Taylor, Christine Harman, Jaye White, Ernesto Barriguete and Leah Wiebe-Smith, director of the Center for Leadership Excellence, offer experienced and creative strategies to support, challenge, and inspire you and your church through your process of discovery and visioning. Read more about their gifts and strengths.
Coaches, certified through Passion in Partnership, support and encourage pastors and congregations during the visioning process, providing tools and techniques for successful change. Learn more about Coaching or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out if coaching is a good fit for you and your congregation. See how coaching has helped other pastors and congregations.
Coach Toolkit – password protected for members of NCCUMC Revitalization Coaching Network
Small Group Studies focusing on leadership, team development, and change help pastors and laity prayerfully prepare and commit to a process of discovery and visioning.
Positive discovery and visioning approaches, like Appreciative Inquiry, guide you in asking questions about your strengths and God’s vision for your ministry. Problem areas are treated as challenges, not the focus for your future.
Demographic and diagnostic tools, such as MissionInsite, help you understand the community around you and how it relates to your congregation.
Church Assessment tools, from organizations like Natural Church Development and General Board of Discipleship, will help you evaluate how your current ministries align with God’s vision for your church.
Action Plan resources help align your vision and ministries into concrete goals and plans.