Mission Advocacy Table
As people of faith, we trust that God is doing a new thing in the world and we are invited to be part of this work. Congregational mission planning is the process of discovering how each community of faith is called to live as the body of Christ.
Mission planning can be accomplished in many and various ways. In some congregations mission planning is a regular and ongoing topic for conversation. In some, mission planning is a new way to think about the ministry of the church. In all situations there are a few guiding principles that can help congregations think about how to proceed with developing a mission plan.
New Starts, Renewing Congregations, and God's Exceptional Ministries (GEMs)
Local mission partnership is a program of the New Jersey Synod that encourages ministries to build relationships with each other around three principles of prayer, presence, and presents.
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“Who are we called to be at this time and place?” That is the question that congregations will wrestle with as they engage with the mission strategy process in the New Jersey Synod. These strategy options will help congregations reclaim their own identity while listening deeply to the community around them.
To assist congregations in this process of renewal, here are three opportunities.
Coaching is an intentional relationship focused on facilitating change and growth in your personal or professional life or in the life of your congregation.These coaches are trained for the purpose of equipping you and your ministry, as well as helping you cultivate fruitful congregational ministries in the specific areas of discipleship and stewardship.
A path to assist congregation teams in developing a vision and plan for growing missional capacity through a focus on discipleship, stewardship, community relationships and financial development.
A journey to equip congregational teams about missional identity, purpose and context to which God is calling them.