PURPOSE

GROW - Nurturing a Culture of Growth, is to help create, nurture or sustain a culture of growth within the local church. This weekend experience begins with a Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. workshop with a working lunch. Saturday workshop participants would include laity, lay leaders, staff and pastors. The GROW workshop facilitator will preach each weekend service, culminating in a Sunday noon to 2 p.m. workshop for key leadership, staff and pastors. Following the workshop…

Church leaders will be invited to attend three additional workshops throughout the first year:

 

Leadership & Visioning

Hospitality & Worship

Missional Church
& Intentional Discipleship

 

The intent of this process is to nurture a culture of church growth by either kick-starting a new direction or helping sustain an existing effective vision and mission.


STEP 1:

Complete the GROW request form below and submit it to your District Superintendent (DS). Upon approval by the DS, the DS will submit the request to Rev. Meg Witmer-Faile, Associate Director, Center for Evangelism, Mission & Church Growth (CEMCG). The submitted request will initiate the GROW process with the CEMCG.

STEP 2:

Attend the GROW weekend workshop scheduled with the CEMCG. 

Weekend Timeline:

Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. workshop with working lunch.

Sunday worship followed by planning session with working lunch.

Grow team leader(s) will facilitate workshops and preach at each worship service.

Note: Attendance at this workshop is required of clergy and all church leaders.

STEP 3:

Attend three Next Step GROW workshops (clergy & laity).

Workshops will be held on Saturdays* from 8:30am-12:30pm on the following topics…

*Dates to be announced

STEP 4:

Participate in Coaching (Transformational, Directive) Sessions and provide quarterly GROW updates to your DS and the CEMCG

 

CLICK HERE for
>>GROW REQUEST FORM<<