Rev. Ella Dorsey (center) and Maria Hill, Director of the A.D. Lewis Center, (far left) lead Heart and Sole strength training at the first session of “Girls on the Run,” an enrichment program for Middle School age girls that is part of the Fairfield Communities Ministries Project in Huntington, WV.

Read more about “Girls on the Run” here.

Congregational Development

Strategic conversations that will help leaders and churches reach the rapidly changing culture we are dealing with today.
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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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Developing Disciples: Resources for Disciple-making Pathways

How do we help others grow as disciples of Christ?
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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 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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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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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is a “process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the sake of others”
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Fresh Expressions

is a way of taking the church out into the world.
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Mission Insight

This tool will empower your congregation with information about your community.
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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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Natural Church Development

focuses on increasing the quality of a church rather than on numerical growth goals. This emphasis on church health has proven to be the key to ongoing growth and multiplication.
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First UMC Buckhannon meets their neighbors at First Fridays. Furry friends are always welcome!

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.