Dear Council Member,

Thank you for taking the 90 second survey. For starters, we have three resources for you to use.

first resource

The Foundation

The Foundation of Fresh Steps
in Ministry and Mission for God’s Glory

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second resource

The
Walls

Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
as The Church

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third resource

The
roof

Taking Fresh Steps in Ministry and Mission
as God's people

Read Now

Now it's time to pray

After you have read about God's glory, The Church, and God's people the next step is to pray and meditate on Scripture.

Prayer Guide

Start a conversation.

After you have prayed it is time to start a conversation first with the pastor and then with a church renewal team, the executive committee of council, the consistory or the entire council.

1st Conversation

  1. Begin with naming the positive ways your congregation is carrying out ministry and mission
  2. Ask about what the pastor/others have seen as some of the congregations high points in the past 5 years
  3. Pass out Vibrant Congregation’s brochures (available by emailing us at info@VibrantCongregations.org). Walk through the brochure with the pastor/team
  4. Tell about your experience with taking the survey, prayer and using the Vibrant Congregation resources.
  5. Encourage others to take the short survey and use the prayer guide.
  6. Encourage others to become more acquainted with Vibrant Congregations by visiting the website VibrantCongregations.org
  7. Ask to set up a second conversation soon.
  8. Thank everyone for their time and interest.

2nd Conversation

  1. Begin by asking what others discerned in their time of prayer.
  2. Share what you discerned in your time of prayer.
  3. Ask what people’s dreams and hopes are for your church’s ministry and mission
  4. Discern together if making a connection with Vibrant Congregations would be helpful for your community to dream and hope together
    1. Offer to make a direct connection with Vibrant Congregations to get more information or to set up a meeting with Vibrant Congregations
    2. Offer to learn more about the “Vibrancy Pathway” that churches use to discern their best way forward
  5. Thank everyone for their time and interest.

Free Consultation!

As you begin this part of the journey we encourage you to connect with Vibrant Congregations for a free consultation.

This will allow you to learn as much as possible about us, what we do and how we can serve you before you take further steps.

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616.540.1444