This tool will empower your congregation with information about your community!

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Membership: Details matter!

From Professions of Faith to Baptisms and receiving New Members this is the work of the local church.  For how we live into the mission and vision Christ has for the local church, we turn to the words of Jesus in Matthew 28: 19-20.

The less glamorous side of making disciples is keeping track of the numbers, but when we turn to scripture we see that counting was very important to the early church as well!  Learn More. 

Invitational Discipleship, a presentation by Ken Willard (from 2019 Annual Conference)

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Follow this link for handouts based on Ken Willard's presentation.

Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is a “process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others”
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The work of evangelism and congregational development is to intentionally widen the reach of individual Christians and the church in sharing this good news.
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Reaching New People

Reaching New People is a training process that we offer in partnership with Griffith Coaching, Inc
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Fresh Expressions

is a way of taking the church out into the world.
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Choosing the Faithful Path

Since every church is located in some type of transition, every local church is encouraged to study their congregation’s potential.
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Lay Mobilization Institute

is an 18-month Lay Mobilization Institute process, a church can build a team of spiritual leaders who assess their church and community to build a discipleship system that will foster transformation.
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The 2400: Reaching People for Christ!

Follow this link for stories and resources about the 2400 New Professions of Faith across the West Virginia Conference!

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The West Virginia Conference Evangelism team helped host a block party at Five Loaves and Two Fishes in McDowell County.

¶ 122. The Process for Carrying Out Our Mission

We make disciples as we:

-proclaim the gospel, seek, welcome and gather persons into the body of Christ;

-lead persons to commit their lives to God through baptism by water and the spirit and profession of faith in Jesus Christ;

-nurture persons in Christian living through worship, the sacraments, spiritual disciplines, and other means of grace, such as Wesley’s Christian conferencing;

-send persons into the world to live lovingly and justly as servants of Christ by healing the sick, feeding the hungry, caring for the stranger, freeing the oppressed, being and becoming a compassionate, caring presence, and working to develop social structures that are consistent with the gospel; and

-continue the mission of seeking, welcoming and gathering persons into the community of the body of Christ.