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Vital Church Initiative

“The Vital Church Initiative (VCI) is a “process” of renewal for growing healthy, vital, fruitful, missional congregations in the Michigan Area of The UMC. Today many of our congregations find themselves on a plateau or in decline. This is a new process to engage our congregations for transformation. The Vital Church Initiative offers our pastors and congregations a better future. The process offers hope to leaders of congregations that have lost their outward focus by preparing them for systemic change that will enable them to once again answer God’s call to reach out to new people with the Good News”. For further information, check out this site: http://vci.michiganumc.org/

The VCI Team knows that the congregation has been asked to do so much during this process. Your efforts are so appreciated. If you have not had time to finish the book, “Who Stole Our Church”; please do so. If you need a copy; please see Jan Spaanstra.

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