The Michigan Conference’s Vital Growth Mission Area Team supports the growth of faithful vitality in your congregation and spurs the growth of new churches in our midst. Here are a number of resources available to your existing congregation or new church start vision:


Conference Programs & Grants

   Center for Progressive Renewal provides a wealth of coaching, consulting and training services for church vitality and new church starts. See more about how the Michigan Conference works with CPR to support vitality in local congregations.

   Grants from the Bertha C. Dayton Fund are awarded annually for assisting rural, small town or village churches in Michigan and supporting their pastors and families. Click here for the Fund Application.

   New Beginnings program for small churches considering a fresh start for ministry in their communities.


Growth/Revitalization Resources

Center for Progressive Renewal provides a wealth of coaching, consulting and training services for church vitality and new church starts. See more about how the Michigan Conference works with CPR to support vitality in local congregations.

   The Center for Parish Development provides resources and consulting to transform churches for the sake of God’s mission.

   Clergy Leadership Institute and Voyle and Voyle Consulting provide coaching, training and resources for church transformation.

   GraceNet provides research, coaching and consulting in the effective spiritual leadership of new and revitalizing congregations.

   MissionInsite can provide your church a wealth of statistical information about your community that supports your plan for growth and change. How to Register

   The United Church of Christ’s Congregational Vitality Team offers a wealth of free, downloadable resources.


Teachers & Thinkers

   Author Anthony Robinson serves as speaker, teacher and coach in the area of church renewal and vitality.

• Author, speaker and teacher Diana Butler Bass provides insight about the larger cultural trends affecting the church.


New Churches

   Church Development Start Up Kit. Please contact Lisa Soulliere lisa@michucc.org for your own free kit.

 

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