Building A Plan

Building A Plan

STEP 5: GETTING OFF THE DRAWING BOARD

The work of Igniting Ministry should be a way of life for an entire congregation, not a task of a committee or a lone individual. Remember, we are trying to create a lifestyle.

An Igniting Ministry team, including a welcoming coordinator and a media coordinator, carries out the church’s welcoming, inviting and discipling functions. The team actively trains congregation members, involves people and plans how to create a media identity. More information on building a team is included in the Planning Kit.

STEP 6: GETTING UNSTUCK, SEVERAL TIMES

Increasing welcoming and hospitality skills may require a shift in thinking, attitudinal change and learning how to speak to newcomers so they want to listen. Launching a media effort may require a larger-than-expected financial commitment. Creating a discipleship system that includes newcomers requires work but will result in enabling people to make a connection with God.

STEP 7: GETTING THE COMPANION PIECES

Put the ‘Open Hearts’ slogan everywhere! Create visibility in your church, around your office and within your community to raise positive awareness. Share the message of open hearts, open minds, open doors beyond your church walls with logo products, many customizable with your church’s name. Mugs, caps, T-shirts, welcome mats, banners and more are available from the online Product Store.

Contact Us

Igniting Ministry
810 12th Avenue South – Nashville, TN 37203-4744 – P.O. Box 320, Nashville, TN 37202-0320
Phone: 877-281-6535 | Fax: 615-742-5777 | im@umcom.org