We are headed into the end of 2019.  We just finished Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for.  The stories of transformation have been exciting to hear this year and we keep hearing new stories all the time.


We have now reached 22 months in a row of average weekly worship attendance growth!  Please take a few minutes to stop and reflect back on our WIG journey.  We started talking about the WIG in late 2016 and launched it at Annual Conference 2017.  All of the churches across the Conference have made the WIG real.  The focus on making disciples of Jesus Christ is beginning to transform many of our churches and communities.  New Faith Communities have sprouted throughout the Conference.  We are reaching new people for Christ!



A 12-month rolling average of Average Worship Attendance


 A Year-to-Date accumulation of total Professions of Faith for 2018



Worship Attendance

  • Overall growth for the 12 months ended September was just under 1%.  Growth at churches receiving New Faith Community grants was also 1%.  We now have 52 NFC grants!
  • 51% of all churches showed growth, up just slightly from 49% last month.  This is the second time this year that more than 50% of our churches are showing growth. 
  • The North and West districts have already hit their goal for 2019, and the South and Central districts are very close.
  • The Central district is leading the way with 38 churches growing.


Professions of Faith

  • We are at 84% of our goal for the year with 92% of the year complete.
  • The South District has achieved its goal for the year and the North and West districts are very close to their goal!
  • The Central District is leading again with 24 churches showing PoF increases.

Thank you for reporting your weekly data to VitalSigns*, and thank you for all of your hard work and dedication in meeting our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world!!!

*If you or your church is having difficulty of any type in entering weekly worship attendance and professions of faith data into VitalSigns, please call your District Office for assistance.