The following are tools available from Congregational Development to the churches in Yellowstone Conference. Many of these tools are funding through Mission Shares and Per Member Asking. Please take advantage of them to help your congregation move forward.
The Whole Church Initiative (WCI) is designed to redirect congregations
toward a vital and sustainable future. This is a partnership between the local church and the Yellowstone Conference, facilitated by the Congregational
Development Team. This process is designed to help the local church claim their mission to make disciples and develop a relevant vision for how that mission is lived out within their community.
Visit www.wholechurchinitiative.org for more information.
Designed to help disciples understand where they are on a continuum toward maturity in six dimensions of the discipleship journey. Each participant receives an immediate summary document indicating placement and a 15 page report describing each of the dimensions, what the placement means, possible next steps, and suggested resources for growth.
This survey is available for free to congregations through a wider conference licenses. Each participant receives the same support but the church also receives a graph indicating percentages of participants in each level of development for each dimension. This is a great resource for the planning and development of a discipling process.
Reaching your community requires knowing your community. MissionInsite provides cost-effective “location intelligence” resources to assist your church in developing dynamic ministries.
Demographic resources from MissionInsite, powered by our exclusive PeopleView™ System, comprise part of the mix of tools available to assist in ministry development.
To get started with Mission Insite, visit maps.missioninsite.com/Registration.aspx and use Agency Account Number: 4N5RP.
Goals of the Congregational Development Team:
- To foster the creation of new worshiping faith communities throughout the conference.
- To aid churches in revitalization through reconnection with their local community.
- Jesus is able to transform ordinary, broken lives, into something amazing.
- As the church, our primary goal is to introduce people to God’s transforming grace then help them grow as disciples.
- The church must go out into its community and meet people where they live, work, and play.
- True revitalization will come from being Christ’s hands and feet within the community. We call this Missional Revitalization and it is our primary focus.
- New worshiping communities will not likely look or act like our existing congregations, but must strive first to be relevant to their communities and cultures.