Vital Conversations

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What are Vital Conversations?

The Definition of "Vital" from the Merriam-Webster dictionary:

  1. Of the utmost importance
  2. Concerned with or necessary to the maintenance of life

Initiated as an ongoing resource to aid church leaders in navigating the challenges of ministry during the pandemic, Vital Conversations seek to offer contemporary, meaningful, conversations with leaders and creators. We hope these 1-hour ‘talks’ will offer insight, inspiration, or wisdom to promote life – of our churches, our communities, our people, our world. We host these interviews on Zoom for a live digital audience. They are also available through video recordings and audio recordings.

Upcoming Vital Conversations

October's Vital Conversation: Circuit Rewire

Thursday, October 14 at 11:30 am (MT)

Clergy and lay Circuit groups originally began as a way to provide opportunities for leaders of local congregations to meet regularly with colleagues for worship, faith development, spiritual formation, mutual support, accountability, peer learning, resource sharing, and more. While these groups have been successful for many throughout the Mountain Sky Conference, recent feedback from clergy and laity alike has shown us that not everyone has felt like they've been able to plug in and connect within these Circuits.

Laity and clergy leaders from across the Conference have met to come up with solutions to meet these concerns. Following these conversations, we've decided to take a chance and rewire our clergy and lay circuits to increase joy, foster connection, and generate trust among lay and clergy leaders throughout Mountain Sky. 

Court VonLindern will be joining us in their role as Conference Circuit Host to fill us in on this Circuit Rewire and how you can find where you plug in!

Register for Vital Conversations here


Court VonLindern is the Designer for NextGen and Inclusiveness Ministries and Conference Circuit Host. In their role as Circuit Host, they work collaboratively with Circuit leaders and participants to adjust to the evolving Circuit system and help others find where they plug in.


You are invited to view the recordings of previous Vital Conversations on the Mountain Sky Conference Vimeo channel.

Please write to the team at if you have any questions or needs.  


For More Vital Conversations Resources

Mountain Sky Conference | UMC on Vimeo.

Podcasts can be found on Apple