We are continually looking for opportunities to create new ministries that might develop into new faith communities and churches. The work that Matt Johnson is doing with Ignite Morgantown is showing us a new way to create community and reach millennials. We are grateful for all that he is doing and for the partnership of Suncrest UMC in this new effort.

In several areas of the conference, folks are considering the creation of new faith communities in buildings that once served other congregations. We seek to learn from that work and find ways to come alongside as a partner in support. Several places are seeking to create communities that will focus on recovery ministries for people overcoming addiction.

If God is calling you and your faith community to begin a new ministry, please contact Amy Shanholtzer, Director of Congregational Development and Evangelism.

Ignite Morgantown:

is a movement that puts mission and discipleship back into the hands of ordinary people. Through missional communities and discipleship development we work to train and equip purpose-filled followers of Jesus to reach their friends and neighbors. We believe that following Jesus means welcoming everyone, no matter background or behavior, and working together to make Morgantown look a little more like Heaven.

Savannah Lusk, a Senior Exercise Physiology major at WVU from Covel, WV shares her testimony at the first worship service of the new college year at Suncrest United Methodist Church, Morgantown, WV.

The Faith Option works to tell the story of God through the story of people.

The Faith Option podcast, a ministry of Ignite Morgantown and Suncrest United Methodist Church.  Click here to listen in on the conversation.

Or visit their website: thefaithoption.podbean.com