Mission Engagement Team Launches New Site
Start- This will allow users to search the database of missions using various filters. We hope this feature will connect users with projects they are passionate about and explore opportunities in which they might get involved. There is also the option of donating to a mission, if applicable.
Impact- This feature is for users who wish to submit a mission to the posted to the site, whether it is an on-going mission, a mission trip both local and international, or a one-day, one-time project open to anybody.
Inspire- This button will take you to a page where you will have the option of submitting a story or reading the stories listed. We hope to hear stories of transformation and best practices. Stories can inspire, encourage, and ignite in others new ideas for their context so we’re especially excited to have this piece on the page!
Projects and stories will be screened before going public to keep the site secure and safe. The site also still holds the information you need for all conference-sponsored mission organizations like Building Teams, Project Agape, Disaster Response, and more.
We hope you will play around on the site, and explore and engage with its features by posting projects happening in or around your community and sharing your stories! This is how we embrace and utilize our connection as we all work towards the same goal to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.”
By Rev. Katie Lineberger for the Mission Engagement Team
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:
- Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
- Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org.