The 2017 Laity Leadership Academy

The 2017 Laity Leadership Academy has been designed to provide the tools and skills required for lay leaders, in concert with their clergy leaders, to empower their churches for the challenges of the 21st century.

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Greater NJ Annual Conference for the UMC {2017}

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Five Markers of Vitality A strategic vision for the United Methodist Church

Inwardly transformed and missionally outbound, vital congregations are Spirit‐ filled, forward-leaning communities of believers that grow over time, welcome all people, make disciples of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit, and serve like Christ through justice and mercy ministries.

  • Inspire disciples in <strong>worship</strong>

    Developing worship to connect with people.

    Inspire disciples in worship

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  • Shape <strong>new disciples</strong>

    Attracting new disciples to witness the love of Jesus Christ.

    Shape new disciples

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  • Grow disciples in <strong>small groups</strong>

    Deepening faith through small groups.

    Grow disciples in small groups

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  • Engage community <strong>mission</strong>

    Serving as the hands and feet of Jesus Christ.

    Engage community mission

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  • Encourage generous <strong>giving</strong>

    Finding the true meaning of giving.

    Encourage generous giving

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