Call To Action Overview


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  • Call To Action Overview

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    3. 3. To make disciples for Jesus Christ by equipping and empowering congregations to become vital and healthy congregations in their communities and in our world.<br />Our Mission<br />
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    5. 5. Plan of Action<br />Developing vital congregations<br />Revitalizing existing congregations<br />Starting new vital congregations<br />But also changing the culture of our ministries - to bring about transformation and revitalization. <br />
    6. 6. “Radical, deep and strategic change is needed in order for the United Methodist Church to align our culture and structures and processes in ways that support vitality in congregations,” <br />Bishop Gregory Palmer.<br />
    7. 7. Today you will hear<br />How your local congregation can increase its vitality through the best practices of the 16 Vitality Drivers<br />How your local church can increase its potential for making disciples of Jesus Christ.<br />
    8. 8. Congregational Life<br />
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    10. 10. Call to Action: Our Challenge<br />THE CRITICAL ADAPTIVE CHALLENGE:<br />To redirect the flow of attention, energy, and resources to an intense concentration on fostering and sustaining an increase in the number of vital congregations effective in making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. (p. 14)<br />
    11. 11. STEP 1: Congregational Pre-Planning<br />Engage Key Leaders<br />PRAY<br />Recruit Ministry Team<br />WORSHIP<br />Attend C2A Training<br />STUDY<br />How will you engage the congregation?<br />RESPOND<br />
    12. 12. Discern Your Church’s “Hidden” Core Values<br />MISSION<br />VISION<br />VALUES<br />BENEATH THE SURFACE<br />TRUE GUIDING BELIEFS<br />CHURCH CULTURE<br />“ETHOS”<br />
    13. 13. Change the Culture of the Local Church<br />To Reach The Unchurched<br />
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    15. 15. Vital Congregations are everywhere!<br />
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    17. 17. Changing Your Church Culture<br />Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration<br />Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out<br />
    18. 18.<br /><ul><li>The Baltimore-Washington Conference Website offers resources and links to assist in developing your Call to Action Ministry Plan:
    19. 19. Ministry Plan (Guidelines and Template)
    20. 20. 16 Vitality Drivers
    21. 21. Training Videos by Bishop John Schol
    22. 22. Links to denominational resources</li></li></ul><li><br />
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    24. 24. Vital Congregations are Everywhere!<br />