You Are Not Alone!
The Presbytery of Transylvania’s Church Revitalization & Development team is willing and able to support and come beside your church’s leadership. We will respond if you just believe it is important to assess whether your congregation is ready to ask and answer those questions!
What The CRD Team Has To Offer…Revitalization through Resourcing
New Beginnings (LINK) – Offering churches an initial framework for decision making with respect to discerning its current mission in its community.
NOTE: Once there is a decision, the CRD team will come alongside pastors, church leaders and congregants who have chosen to seek the Spirit’s input into the future of their ministries. By using this and/or other assessments we will provide support with the implementation.
Holy Cow Consulting Firm (LINK) – This may be a helpful resource when congregations do not have the leadership to initiate and to complete an assessment process or have the funds to use a consulting firm.
Lay Mobilization Institute (LINK) – The Lay Mobilization Institute is a discipling process that refocuses the pastor from being the primary provider of training and allows all — pastor and congregational members — to influence each other’s gifts and experiences.
Holy Conversations (paperback)- Strategic Planning as a Spiritual Practice for Congregations. By: Gil Rendle.
Transforming Church- Bringing Out the Good to Get to Great (paperback) by: Kevin Ford
Written & Video Stories
Examples of How Churches in Our Presbytery Are Responding to God’s Leading
Together is Better: How Small Membership Churches Fulfill God’s Missional Call through Partnerships by Rev. Lisa Culpepper, Mt. Horeb Presbyterian Church
This book addresses the urgent need for revitalization through collaboration in mission and arises out of the real-life ministry commitment of several small congregations in New Harmony and Trinity presbyteries. This webinar will serve as an introduction and guide to the missional cluster model of collaboration. The rationale and methodology for working together enable small membership churches to do together what they could not do alone. Let’s move beyond our doors and into our neighborhoods…Together.
Please consider registering for the upcoming webinar on January 13, 4:00 which is sponsored by the Synod of the South Atlantic. https://synodofsouthatlantic.org/together-is-better/