Tapping into this year’s time of Centennial Celebration — the 100th anniversary of the Central Texas Conference — a Centennial Church designation will given to congregations reaching certain levels of effectiveness for sharing Christ. They will be recognized at the 2011 Annual Conference June 5-8 in Waco.
The challenge will also be highlighted at the Conference Centennial Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Will Rogers Complex in Fort Worth. The celebration event will be both a time of remembering our past and also celebrating our vision for the future.
The Centennial Church project is part of the Conference Church Growth & Development plan for transforming our existing churches to reach their greatest potential and starting new ministry groups.
One half of the Centennial Celebration ticket and memorabilia sales will go to support Church Growth & Development, while the other half will go to Willie Nelson, our celebration event headline entertainer. He has designated his portion for the scholarship fund that is part of his foundation.
These are two great opportunities to build a brighter future for our younger citizens and our faith community.
How does a local congregation become a Centennial Church?
A Centennial Church will achieve a score of 100 points based on the completion of challenges in the Centennial Point System list. Each challenge has a numerical value. Between Sept. 1, 2010 and May 1, 2011, a church may select challenges from the list and will receive the designation of Centennial Church with a score of 100 points.
How will Centennial Churches be recognized? They will receive a certificate suitable for framing, will be listed in conference news outlets (website, Central Link newspaper and E-Link e-newsletter) and recognized during the 2011 Annual Conference.
For more details about the Centennial Celebration event, ticket orders and local church/ministry group display table registration, visit the conference website at http://www.ctcumc.org/news/detail/122. For more details about becoming a Centennial Church, visit the Church Growth & Development website at www.ctccgd.com
or contact Vicki Eldredge at firstname.lastname@example.org.