New Church Development
Our Mission: To support the creation of "new places for new people" and work towards developing a conference culture supportive of new church development.
Our Vision: Start three new faith communities per year through 2012.
Resources/Opportunities for New Church Planting/Planters:
Character and wisdom are shaped in the mentoring relationships of a "with me" culture. And relationships at this level do not just happen. They are on-purpose relationships whereby skills, resources, knowledge and experience are transferred and exchanged on a relational journey. No less than four types of mentoring relationships come into play in disciple-making cultures. more
The Congregational Development Office of the Western North Carolina Conference is holding a New Church Leadership Institute, January 14-16, 2013.
A New Pastors Tune-up for pastors with 2-5 years in the field will follow, on January 16-17, 2013 with Jim Griffith.
From PATH1 GBOD UMC
As always, the New Church Starts staff at GBOD stand ready to assist you . Call, or connect with us on the Path 1 Facebook fan page (you'll want to "Like" this page to receive automatic newsfeeds to your Facebook page). Continue sharing questions, learnings and resources with planters through the Path 1 New Church Start Movement group.
• Are you called to plant a church? Check out these resources as a starting point for your personal Season of Discerning. Try these tips to assess your church's readiness to multiply its ministry through church planting.
• As part of its ongoing effort to equip congregations to plant new ministries with Hispanic/Latino persons, Path1, through Upper Room Books, recently released Pentecost Journey: A Planning Guide for Non-Hispanic/Latino Congregations, written by Marigene Chamberlain and Melanie Lee Carey.
This DVD resource helps churches develop comprehensive ministry plans that honor the uniqueness of the Hispanic/Latino cultures while considering the intercultural context of ministry in the United States. See a sample video from this resource here.
In addition to this new publication, check out these free, downloadable resources for working in Hispanic/Latino church planting ministry.