Welcoming All, Empowered by Christ, Sent Forth to Serve

February 1, 2014 Vital Church Initiative Workshop

Naomi Garcia, Lead Consultant

The Vital Church Initiative (VCI) is a process of renewal for growing healthy, vital, fruitful, mission congregations in the Michigan Area if the United Methodist Church.  VCI prepares us, with the support of the West Michigan Conference office, for system change that will enable us to answer God’s call to reach out to new people with the Good News.

Every member of our church had a chance to participate in the All-Church Workshop on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 10:15 am-3:00 pm. Our Vital Church Initiative Lead Consultant, Naomi Garcia, led the workshop.

Naomi introduced the day with the video, Stuck on an Escalator.  To learn more about the day’s format, click here for the workshop handbook.  Video recordings can be ordered by calling the church secretary at 231-798-2181.

The consultation team’s report and prescriptions will be available online in the next few days.  Please plan on attending at least one of the Town Hall Meetings:

Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 from 7:00-8:30 pm

Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 3:00-4:30 pm

The All-Church Conference to vote on the prescriptions will be on Sunday, March 16 at 10:15 am.

Thank you from your VCI Team: Mark Erbes, Annette Erbes, Karen Booth, Jim Post, Ron Zuker, Vicki Zuker, Glenn Chilson, Gary Cooper, Brad Dean and Mary Hubbell