Resources to Promote Innovation and Vitality

If you are an innovator, or interested in church vitality, we think you'll appreciate these resources provided by our Greater Northwest Area Innovation Vitality Team. We believe that they reflect some of the key practices and competencies necessary to promote fruitful, and faithful, ministry in the 21st century.

Please return to this page from time to time as we'll add new resources as they are developed. For additional information, contact Program Assistant Patrick Ferguson at pferguson@pnwumc.org.

What are the natural practices of a VITAL place?

We believe there are three practices present in every vital place or church. These three practices are inclusion, innovation, and multiplication, all encompassed by the mystery of God. Vitality is present when these are woven into practice collaboratively with both our communities of faith and our neighborhoods/wider communities.

Please click on the button below to view or download the two-page resource which helps to define what we mean when we refer to these three practices of vitality. A PDF Reader may be required.

Recipe Cards

Please click on the images below to view or download the two-page recipe card resources. A PDF Reader may be required.