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.
For more information about the Initiative, visit the denomination's web site, contact Cheryl Carson, or download the flyer above. If your Session is interested is an in depth and lasting approach to finding vitality, please contact Cheryl Carson in the Presbytery Office for more information.
CFP REFORMATION GRANTS
Download the application below for
complete Micro Grant guidelines
Providing up to $1,500 to fund technology grants and 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:
It's Time to
Engage in a L.E.A.P.
The focus of the L.E.A.P. Initiative is to gather the congregation to discuss the church’s history, values, and community ministries, and to discern God’s vision for the church’s future, identifying:
What: An interactive time of discovery, led by a team from the Presbytery. The team will provide leadership for all youth and adult gatherings and for the elementary-aged children’s activities.
When: Two days of the church’s choosing
Where: Your church facilities
Who: Your whole congregation is invited to participate, including children and youth
Email Cheryl Carson for more information or to scheduled your L.E.A.P. Initiative.