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This is a brief introduction to the call to action

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  • To make disciples for Jesus Christ by equipping and empowering congregations to become vital and healthy congregations in their communities and in our world.
    Our Mission
  • Plan of Action
    Developing vital congregations
    Revitalizing existing congregations
    Starting new vital congregations
    But also changing the culture of our ministries - to bring about transformation and revitalization.
  • “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,”
    Bishop Gregory Palmer.
  • Today you will hear
    How your local congregation can increase its vitality through the best practices of the 16 Vitality Drivers
    How your local church can increase its potential for making disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • Congregational Life
  • Call to Action: Our Challenge
    THE CRITICAL ADAPTIVE CHALLENGE:
    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)
  • STEP 1: Congregational Pre-Planning
    Engage Key Leaders
    PRAY
    Recruit Ministry Team
    WORSHIP
    Attend C2A Training
    STUDY
    How will you engage the congregation?
    RESPOND
  • Discern Your Church’s “Hidden” Core Values
    MISSION
    VISION
    VALUES
    BENEATH THE SURFACE
    TRUE GUIDING BELIEFS
    CHURCH CULTURE
    “ETHOS”
  • Change the Culture of the Local Church
    To Reach The Unchurched
  • Vital Congregations are everywhere!
  • ckumar@bwcumc.org
  • Changing Your Church Culture
    Cracking Your Church’s Culture Code: Seven Keys to Unleashing Vision and Inspiration
    Culture Shift: Transforming Your Church from the Inside Out
  • bwcumc.org/ministries/calltoaction
    • The Baltimore-Washington Conference Website offers resources and links to assist in developing your Call to Action Ministry Plan:
    • Ministry Plan (Guidelines and Template)
    • 16 Vitality Drivers
    • Training Videos by Bishop John Schol
    • Links to denominational resources
  • VitalSignsUMC.org
  • www.missioninsite.com
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