What is a vital congregation?
Vital congregations equip and empower people to be disciples of Jesus Christ in their homes and communities in Indiana and abroad.
Vital congregations are:
• Spirit-filled, forward-leaning communities of believers that welcome all people (Gal.3:28)
• Places where disciples of Jesus Christ are made through the power of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18-20)
• Communities that serve like Christ through justice and mercy ministries (Micah 6:8, Luke 4:17-21)
Vital Congregations have:
• Inviting and inspiring worship
• Engaged disciples in mission and outreach
• Gifted, empowered and equipped lay leadership
• Effective, equipped and inspired clergy leadership
• Small Group ministries
• Strong children’s & youth ministries
How to enter your goals online
Vital Signs Category Definitions
For questions, please contact Lisa Timmerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317.924.1321 ext 1020.
For more information, continue to the national site: http://www.umc.org/how-we-serve/vital-congregations