Innovations: Worship and Engagement

“We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you.” – 2 Corinthians 2:20 (Message)

The global pandemic has changed SO many things. And yet, some things remain the same. Our mission to share the Good News with others and to make disciples remains our foundation. “HOW” we go about doing that continues to evolve and look different. (As it has for over 2,000 years!)

We celebrate all the amazing ways congregations throughout our conference have been innovating the ways they worship God and engage with their members and the community these past months and years.

This page is designed to be a place where all of us can share resources, offer encouragement, and challenge each other to continue to use our God given gifts towards innovation and creativity in the areas of worship, discipleship, and more—now and in the future.


Congregational Vitality

Congregational vitality is not determined by numbers, or size - but by the ways that the congregation is engaged in discipleship and service with and to the community.

Online Worship Strategies

Our WVUMC Communications team offers timely tips and strategies that can help your church improve your online worship.

The Lewis Center

The Lewis Center offers leadership tools including this article: Keeping Small Church Worship and Education Vibrant. 

Congregational Vitality Grants

Grants are offered on a quarterly basis to local churches ready to make an investment in Evangelism, Hospitality and Worship (among other things).

Communications Best Practices

Your WVUMC Communications team is a group of volunteers serving local churches of all sizes across the conference. We celebrate the ingenuity and creativity of our conference and local churches with these best practices suggestions. 


Now more than ever we are poised to learn new ways of being the church. The Portico online learning platform offers courses from Church Leadership to Spiritual Gifts to Online Worship tools and tips. And it's FREE
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