Vital Congregations

Pursuing Vital Congregations


Vital Congregations is a program of the United Methodist Church strengthening the local church to a dynamic and growing congregations which manifested in its worship life, leadership and ministry of both clergy and lay, in stewardship and finance and also in its small groups that includes active youth and children’s ministry.

Vital Congregations Are

    1. Spirit-filled, forward-leaning communities of believers that welcome all people (Gal.3:28)
    2. Places where Disciples of Jesus Christ are made through the power of the Holy Spirit. (Matt. 28:18-20)
    3. Communities that serve like Christ through justice and mercy ministries. (Micah 6:8, Luke 4:17-21)

A Vital Congregation Has

    1. Inviting & Inspiring Worship
    2. Engaged Disciples in mission & outreach
    3. Gifted, Empowered & Equipped Lay Leadership
    4. Effective, Equipped & Inspired Clergy Leadership
    5. Small Group Ministries
    6. Strong Children’s & Youth Ministry

A Disciple of Jesus Christ
Matthew 22:36-40

    1. worships regularly
    2. helps make new disciples
    3. is engaged in growing in their faith
    4. is engaged in mission
    5. shares by giving in mission

The Southern Tagalog Provisional Philippines Annual Conference East web will link resources from the UMC web site and the www.umvitalcongregations.org and will localize resources for its churches.

The Council of Ministries has tasked its Board of Discipleship to initiate programs and monitoring for its churches within the Conference to pursue vital congregations.

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