State of the Church 2008

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State of the Church 2008

  1. 1. State of the Church 2008 United Methodist Church of Hartford
  2. 2. Twin Engine Church • Level of Participation (personal investment/ social capital) • Level of Financial Viability (financial investment/traditional capital)
  3. 3. Core Indicators • Attendance • Membership • Income • Giving • Deficit/Surplus
  4. 4. Attendance Attendance 110.0 102.5 95.0 87.5 80.0 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  5. 5. Membership Membership 260 235 210 185 160 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  6. 6. Income Income $250,000 $232,500 $215,000 $197,500 $180,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  7. 7. Giving Giving $190,000 $166,250 $142,500 $118,750 $95,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  8. 8. Deficit/Surplus Deficit/Surplus $20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $0 $-5,000 $-10,000 $-15,000 $-20,000 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
  9. 9. A Map for the Future • Mission/Vision Driven • Be Rooted in God’s love. Grow in grace. Bear fruit of justice and peace. • Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
  10. 10. Three Areas of Focus • Church Growth and Vitality • Facilities • Leadership Development
  11. 11. Church Growth/Vitality • Getting the word out • Advertising/Marketing • Improved signage • Becoming “welcoming” • Welcoming training • Connecting with the community
  12. 12. Church Growth/Vitality
  13. 13. Church Growth/Vitality
  14. 14. Church Growth/Vitality
  15. 15. Church Growth/Vitality
  16. 16. Church Growth/Vitality West End Community Center
  17. 17. Church Growth/Vitality West End Community Center
  18. 18. Facilities • Excellent location • Underutilized - room to grow • 80% rule
  19. 19. Facilities • Facade concerns • Space that is unusable • Parking needs
  20. 20. Leadership Development • Concern about burn-out • Generational changes/shifts
  21. 21. Leadership Development • Our biggest asset/greatest resource: Our people! • Intentional leadership development • Training • Mentoring • Diversity
  22. 22. State of the Church 2008 United Methodist Church of Hartford

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