A journey of discerning and following God’s Spirit
Does your congregation
just feel “stuck”?
Feeling like it needs
The Office of Church Life and Health (OCLH) is now offering a program for congregations that are desiring (re)Vitalization.
(re)Vitalization is for congregations that have either experienced decline or feel like they are stagnant. According to research, that includes many churches.
The world has changed – rapidly and in ways we may not even have been able to imagine – and now the Church needs to develop in order to fulfill and thrive in our mission from God. This is an opportunity to explore together what it means to be a 21st church that transforms lives, neighborhoods, and our world.
(re)Vitalization is not a “quick fix,” a “how-to,” nor even necessarily a series of “steps.” It is a process that does not, cannot, happen quickly, nor does it happen without complete dedication to listen for and follow God through change. OCLH will provide resources, guidance, and support; but, the congregation will be the ones to do the work, through the power of God’s Spirit.
If you are interested in learning more about this program for your congregation, and are ready and willing to be humble, learn together, and take risks, then
- Look over the Informational Flyer for the (re)Vitalization Program
- Watch the Overview Webinar for the (re)Vitalization Program
- Review the Overview PowerPoint for the (re)Vitalization Program
- Read about More Details of the (re)Vitalization Program
For specific information on the assessment process in the program
- Watch the Assessment Webinar for the (re)Vitalization Program
- Review the Assessment PowerPoint for the (re)Vitalization Program
And please feel free to contact OCLH Resource Development Specialist,
Rev. Lisa Heilig at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
**The (re)Vitalization process can begin any time. Most important is starting the path of spiritual discerning, listening, following, growing…