The vitalization process is for churches that want to:
be healthy, vibrant, growing churches
effectively reach unbelievers and make disciples for Christ
move to the next level of growth
The Church Health & Vitalization Project has been designed to benefit congregations in any stage or condition.
The Pastor will complete and submit the Vitalization Application Form.
The pastor and board/council will complete the congregational self-study, which takes one to two months
The congregation will prayerfully prepare for the discernment weekend
This weekend will consist of prayer, interviews with the pastor and key leaders, teaching on what it means to be a healthy church, a presentation of the findings and a plan for health
Town Hall Meeting
Two weeks after the discernment weekend, the congregation will gather for a “Town Hall” to discuss the report
Within four weeks after the discernment weekend, regular attenders of the congregation vote to “accept” or “reject” the discernment report
Leadership Growth & Support
If the congregation accepts the discernment report, the pastor will be required to participate in the Healthy Church Network and monthly coaching.
The coach and/or Superintendent will meet with the pastor and board/council for one year following the discernment weekend to review progress and provide assistance moving forward