f you are wondering about your future as a congregation, you are not alone. In these changing times, many congregations wonder because of financial struggle. Many wonder because of shrinking membership. Some wonder because they are beginning to notice decline in their capacity for mission and ministry. Some wonder because members are aging, or because there are no children. Some wonder because they are wandering in a wilderness and have lost sight of where God is calling them to go. This booklet...
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Use this form to assess church websites to assess how "user friendly" and inviting the site is to persons outside the church. To download the form, place the mouse cursor on the hyperlink above, click with the right mouse button and select "Save File As..." or "Save Target As..." and then direct where you want to save the file. To view the file, click on the hyperlink. (3 pages, Word document)
The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference is, like every other annual conference in The United Methodist Church, a legal entity. It owns certain properties which are used for annual conference mission and ministry (offices, staff parsonages, and camps, for example). It does not, however, own local churches.
Worksheet to use with Session #1, The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit (PDF format)