Congregational Vitality

Together in Mission

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.  

New Starts and Strategic Ministries

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. 

Learn more about these congregations!

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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.

Go And...!

(If you have already registered the zoom links are the same,

but why not invite someone else to join you!)  :)

You are being invited to Go and…!, a monthly Zoom gathering about evangelism and outreach.
Moving forward it will be held on each last Thursday of the month with a different topic each time.
We will be holding space for congregational leaders and evangelists to focus on mission and the future to which God is calling the church.

If you and other leaders in your congregation have a passion and interest for evangelism and outreach and don’t know where to start in a world still so uncertain, know that you are not alone. As God is inviting us to engage with new, young, and diverse people, let’s rely on God’s power to ignite, equip, and empower the evangelists in our congregations.

God is cracking open the Church so that we can:
Go and spread the news
Go and pray
Go and listen
Go and be with neighbors
Go and make disciples
Go and witness
Go and serve
Go and feed the hungry
Go and do justice
Go and do something

Join us for a virtual gathering and a lively conversation with people who have a similar passion for sharing Christ’s love. Join Pastor Maristela Freiberg, Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop of the NJ Synod, in partnership with other facilitators, leaders, and guests, on Zoom.