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Metrics for the UMC: Numbers ≠ Vitality (3 of 3)

At our last district clergy meeting our District Superintendent was speaking about metrics and vital churches and wanted to make one thing clear: Numbers are not vitality. Numbers are contextual. This is so true. Numbers give us insight but they are not vitality. I found a similar thought expressed on Twitter recently Growth ≠ The […]

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United Methodist Bishop’s Call to Action

I find hope from this progress report… Progress Report Call to Action Steering Committee November 2009 Background and Introduction The Call to Action as adopted by the Council of Bishops in May 2009 challenged a Steering Committee “to guide our denominational response to the urgent opportunity for further alignment of the mission of the church […]