Congregational Development Tools and Resources
Discovering your church’s ministry opportunities has never been easier. MissionInsite provides instant access to community information for your church via The MI System. You’ll get desktop, web-based access to demographic data for a variety of geographic levels.
The Baltimore-Washington Conference provides free, unlimited access to MissionInsite to churches within the conference. To register as a first-time user of MissionInsite, contact Lauren Harris.
A web-based tool that can be personalized to your congregation and context to help objectively assess your readiness to accept and nurture new people God sends. This tool is used by people in your congregation and potential stakeholders to provide input about your church from their vantage point. The resulting report provides feedback to the leadership of your congregation about its current capacity to bear fruit and multiply. Contact Lauren Harris.
Church Marketing Plan Tool
United Methodist Communications has developed a tool that can be used for learning about your community and your Church.
Church Marketing Plan Tool -- Marketing isn’t about sales. Marketing is about understanding your community and using the tools available to speak most effectively to them.
The United Methodist Data Access
Here you can search for information regarding churches, pastors, leadership, conferences or other entities. Statistical information and general Church data can be found by selecting Search or Download.
The denominational church-planting movement encompassing national, regional and local levels of The United Methodist Church. Path1 provides collaborative leadership to re-evangelize the United States so that we might reach more people, more young people, and more diverse people for Christ by creating new places for new people. Path 1 seeks to cultivate the leaders, develop the systems and implement the strategies necessary to regain our healthy denominational habit of starting one new church a day.
Discipleship Ministries connects laity and clergy around the world with contextually-appropriate resourcing and materials, training, consulting and networking to support spiritual formation, new church development and revitalization of local churches. Its newest initiative, See All The People, encourages and supports congregations in developing discipleship systems that begin with being
UMC TRAINING CENTER
United Methodist Communications offers church training live, online and even provides do-it-yourself opportunities to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to be an effective church leader.