AACtion! is the effort promoted by the CTC Cabinet to strengthen and grow the African American churches and witness of the Conference. AACtion! refers both to the intentional action taken by the Cabinet and Conference to resource these churches and to the intentional action(s) the churches will take in their quest to carry out the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Cabinet AACtion! plan involves assessing the African American Churches across the CTC to determine which are ready and willing to grow and are prepared to execute a ministry/growth plan when provided with support and funding. Funds will be committed for three to five years (depending on the need). Churches receiving funding will undergo quarterly progress reviews and evaluations to ensure that the church is on track for growth
One church in each District that...
Worships 150-200 and above
Has paid staff to lead growth and the fulfilment of the mission (children, youth, discipleship, administration)
Develops Christ-centered leaders
Intentionally identifies, encourages, “recruits” persons to respond to God’s calling to ministry (Each church to identify at least one person to consider a calling into ministry)
Continually evaluates and adjusts its strategies for accomplishing the mission of the church
More prepared, effective, & fruitful pastoral leaders / Better trained and effective part-time pastors