Are you looking for ways to grow as a disciple and engage in mission-oriented discernment?
Check out the suggestions below for ways the people in the West Virginia Conference Area can build bridges by growing into their call to bring hope and peace to their communities.
Engage one of these vital learning opportunities or let it inspire you to find what works in your context.
So that we may celebrate with you the ways Christ calls us to serve, please follow this link to let us know about the project your faith community is going to engage in.
Spiritual Formation Experiences
Prayer Walking is a great way to get to know your community, and it's great for your health too!
Follow this link to read more about Prayer Walking.
Our Christian principles charge us to be a community of prayer and action. We are to live in the tension of piety and work. Worldwide, we continue to experience racial, ethnic, and tribal injustices that dehumanize God’s people. We are called to work towards liberation — as a spiritual and actionable practice. For this reason, the General Commission on Religion and Race invites you to participate in the Racial Justice Prayer & Action Challenge. Beginning on Juneteenth (Sunday June 19, 2022) we will post daily prayers on social media for six weeks. We’ll also include weekly challenges to help you put your prayers into action.
We challenge you and your church to join us by doing each of the following:
Pray with us each day. Share the prayer on your social media and ask your friends to pray too.
Take action. Each week we will suggest anti-racist actions, pick one and do it.
Incorporate the liturgy in worship. We will offer liturgies for each Sunday during the challenge.
Host a community prayer service for racial justice. Use the litanies, scriptures, and prayers below and invite other faith communities to participate.
Participate in the Racial Justice Prayer and Action Challenge - learn more here.
Adapt one of these studies for faithful conversations about current events impacting our communities
Front Porch Conversations: Conversations about Anti Racism.
Learn more about your mission style and gifts with this Church Self-Study
Portico provides online learning that is appropriate for individuals, small groups, Sunday school classes as well as church administrative councils. Click here to learn more about Portico!
Some courses that would be helpful for your local faith community include:
- Bridge Events-Reaching New People
- Inviting and Recruiting
- Relational Evanglism
- Strategic Ministry Planning
- Prayer Walking
- Contextual Communities
- Set in Motion