Cultivating Missional Capacity for Sustainability (CMC)
This multi-year training process assists congregations in developing a vision and plan for growing the leadership and missional capacity of the congregation through a focus on discipleship, stewardship, community relationships and financial development.
The final session of the initial CMC congregational teams will happen October 7-8 at Christus Lutheran in Camden, and Bishop Tracie Bartholomew will attend to help conclude the process. Congregations participating: Christ the King, Kendall Park; St. Bartholomew, Trenton; Christus, Camden; Atonement, Asbury Park; St. Paul, Collingswood; Nativity, East Brunswick; Holy Trinity, Maple Shade; and St. Mark, Oaklyn
There is interest from the ELCA churchwide office to continue with a second cohort of congregations in 2018-19.
If you are uncertain whether your congregation is ready to particpate in this weekend series, a positive response to three or more of the questions below will provide an indication:
Is your congregation stuck in scarcity thinking?
Does your congregation lack a clear vision or plan?
Do your leaders struggle to adapt to a changing environment/community?
Has congregational giving been flat or declining?
Is growing leaders, disciples and stewards an ongoing challenge?
Is your congregation uncertain how to reach out to your changing neighborhood?
Are you ready to look for additional sources of income to complement regular giving?
8. Is sustaining the momentum of ministries year round a challenge?
For additional information about Cultivating Missional Capacity for Sustainability, contact the Rev. Maristela Freiberg firstname.lastname@example.org, the Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop of the New Jersey Synod.