The Whole Church Initiative (WCI) is a valuable tool in building vital churches as it provides an active process of discernment for local congregations. The goal of the WCI is to help congregations follow the lead of the Holy Spirit to discover how God is calling them to live out their mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world in the 21st century.
In the WCI process, each church's team will Pray, Partner & Practice.
With Prayer, Partner and Practice, WCI won't be another program to learn about, but will be a process leading to transformation.
Churches involved in WCI will work with other WCI churches in Cohorts or Circuits. These groups are formed with the recommendations of the District Superintendents. This process is a combination of local church team gatherings, weekend training events with the other Cohort or Circuit churches, follow-up video conferences and ongoing coaching.
The WCI process includes:
WCI Participant Churches can find resources on the WCI Participants page (see on the right).
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact our WCI Coordinator, the Rev. Laura E. Rainwater at firstname.lastname@example.org.