For the past several years, WCI has been a valuable tool in building vital churches as it provides an active process of discernment for local congregations. The goal of WCI has been 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.
WCI Resources are now available for any local church, circuit, or district to use. They include Booklets and WCI Sessions that address specific topics. Booklets can be used as they are. Sessions include videos as well as group discussions. A Core Process booklet is available for all Sessions. Booklets and Sessions resources are available in PDF format. Some paperback Booklets are still available (just pay for shipping).
Things have shifted — our culture, our churches, our communities. We all know that. This Sessions helps us to understand better the lifecycle of organizations, the possibility of resurrection in our churches, and the challenge associated with asking the question, Where did everyone go?
This Session is designed for a group to dig deeper into our new reality (60-90 minutes depending on conversation).
What your mission? Your purpose? What is your church’s Why? If we don’t understand why we do what we do, then it is hard to invite others to join with us, or for us to join with others already doing that work in the world.
This Session is designed for a group to discover how important it is to know WHY we do what we do (65-75 minutes depending on conversation).
What are we trying to do and what difference are we trying to make? Once we know our mission or why we do what we do, then we need to discover ways to determine if we have accomplished what we set out to do.
This Session is designed for a group to discuss how to identify and measure ministry outcomes (90-105 minutes depending on conversation).
Our church leadership teams set the tone for the work of the church. How might church meetings and ministries change if discussions focused on welcoming new ideas and what is important rather than urgent? This Session is designed for a group to discuss the importance of prioritizing important work to be accomplished (60 minutes depending on conversation).
We have a story to tell of God in Jesus Christ. What is our faith story? God has been with us throughout our lives. What would happen if we shared our experience with Amazing Love and invited others to see God in their own lives?
This Session is designed for individual reflection and group discussion about their faith stories and how important sharing faith stories is (120 minutes depending on conversation).
This helps a team or group understand better the results of the Readiness 360.
The Readiness 360 report helps congregations gain shared, unprecedented insight as to where they are so that any new vision, goal or ministry becomes more achievable.
Each church in the Mountain Sky Conference can use the Readiness 360.
Contact Dawn Lemons to get started.
Information about beginning the Readiness 360 can be found on the website.
Use this resource after the Readiness 360 report has been provided to a church team.
By the end of this Session (80-100 minutes depending on conversation), the church team will come up with 1 experiment, a simple thing, that can be done in the next 60 days to achieve a quick win in your area of strength.