Church Development and Transformation
Vital Congregations Initiative
PURPOSE of the Vital Congregations Initiative is:
To work alongside leaders of existing congregations continually assessing, discerning and living into faithful actions that increase vitality through intentional spiritual practices that take them deeper into following Jesus Christ, so that their own lives are changed, congregations are transformed and the mission of God spreads throughout particular communities and the world.
If your Session is interested is an in depth and lasting approach to finding vitality, please contact Cheryl Carson in the Presbytery Office. The deadline for your enrollment is October 1, 2020. The Initiative is open to any congregations in the presbytery, regardless of size or perceived health.
For more information about the Initiative, visit the denomination's web site , contact Cheryl Carson, or download the flyer above.
Download the application below for
complete Micro Grant guidelines
Providing up to $5,000 in funding to local (CFP) congregations and faith communities for new exploratory initiatives focused on both internal and external transformation. Examples of such initiatives:
MAC (Ministry Assistance Catalog)
Central Florida Presbytery’s “Ministry Assistance Catalogue” is a product of the CFP’s Congregational Transformation Team’s effort to provide quality learning experiences for local congregations/faith communities within our presbytery. Many have experienced the quality of the FISH and COLE events. This is an opportunity to bring that same quality to you in your local setting.
The “Ministry Assistance Catalogue” or MAC will give you the opportunity to browse through several “workshop” offerings and choose one that fits your local needs. You can find the catalogue at presbytery meetings and on the CFP website. The presenter will come to your location and lead committees, Sessions or larger groups in the topic that you chose. Each presenter has agreed to come for only the cost of transportation. You will decide on arrangements directly with the presenter. The only cost to your congregation is covering travel costs for the presenter.
Presenters are asked to notify the chair of the Congregational Transformation Team when a presentation is scheduled. Church representatives are encouraged to provide feedback to the same chair following the presentation. Our goal is to expand the quality learning experiences available to our congregations and we are grateful for your partnership in meeting that goal.
Rev Linda M. Jaberg
Chair, Congregational Transformation Team