1. Go to www.umvitalcongregations.org and see more about the initiative.
2. Consult with your District Superintendent or with the Rev. Jim McPhee (Conference Director of Connectional Ministries, firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-682-7555 ext 260) about the goal setting process. (Setting Goals section on umvitalcongregations.org; there are also written guides for this process on this site.)
3. Congregations are asked to submit their goals through umvitalcongregations.org.
Visit www.umvitalcongregations.org for more information and to enter your goals!
The New England Conference Bishop and District Superintendents are encouraging all New England churches to engage in conversations around becoming healthier and more vital in our ministries, and to set goals as part of the collective effort of all of the churches in the United Methodist connection! The goals set by all of our churches were gathered, presented, and prayed over at General Conference sessions in April 2012. Even after General Conference, all New England churches are encouraged to engage in the goal setting and enter their goals on the site!
Now is the perfect time to set some goals for your congregation! The Vital Congregations initiative and resources will help guide you through this process.
The brief video below introduces the Vital Congregations initiative.
Video Series from GBOD: Dreaming of Vital Congregations