The goal of New Faith Communities is to establish safe spaces where un-churched or de-churched individuals can examine their faith, discover what it means to follow Jesus, and then engage in discipleship activities with new acquaintances. Every member of these communities is dedicated to sharing God’s love with their neighbors, congregating in shopping centers, cafes, storefronts, bars, residences, fellowship halls, and restaurants.
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Mustard Seed Migration Grants provide up to 50 congregations in the United States with up to $2,000 in funding to support one-time, community-based projects that assist refugees, asylum seekers, undocumented persons, and migrants of all types. Applications will be...
We are excited to share some upcoming changes that might interest you. The New and Vital Faith Committee members will attend a September retreat where we will pray, vision, and set goals for the coming years. Some of the immediate updates you might see are the new...
by Christina Dillabough, Director of Communications Meet Rachel Mosher, the Youth and Common Grounds Coordinator at St Mark's UMC in Tucson. She's also one of the newest Methodism bloggers on TikTok! She says, "I tend to jump in with both feet." Rachel has a degree...
In October 2021, the Office of Wesleyan Engagement at Duke Divinity School launched Nurturing Entrepreneurial Mindsets, a free 4-week course exploring Methodism’s rich history of innovation to help imagine fresh ways individuals and churches can bear witness to the...
By Dave McPherson, Director of New & Vital Faith Communities “The front door to the church” is the place people go to check out the congregation. It used to be the actual front door. Then it became the church’s website. Now it’s the church’s online service....
By: David McPherson, Director of New and Vital Faith Communities “It’s not about us!” That was the mantra in the sermon from Rev. Tom Kiracofe at the last service for Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Some pews were marked off for social distancing, but there...
By Paul Nickerson, CEO of Nickerson Coaching I often hear the following comments from church leaders: "When will everyone come back to in-person worship?" "Is our online ministry keeping people at home, rather than in-person services?" Both questions are...
Live webinar offered through United Theological Seminary's new innovation center for you and your team!
COVID 19 has changed the way we do church. Church leaders have had to learn new ways of being together. For many, this has been a gift. New tools for worship, meetings, and how to make giving easier have been discovered, improved upon, and celebrated. There have...
Rev. Antonietta Fernandes
Rev. Rachel Gilmore
Director of New & Vital Faith Committee
Director of Outreach & Justice
Congregant Plot User Guide
Use this with Mission Insight
Additional resources regarding discipleship and spreading our faith.
DSC Way Forward Resources
Additional information and resources about DSC Way Forward.
Western Jurisdiction New Church Start Plan
See attached PDF file.