Are only high budgets sacred? Are only high attendance congregations holy? What are sacred stories in our Presbytery? Sacred Stories is an endeavor to share with each other what is sacred: the surprising moments and delightful outcomes where God is active in our congregations—regardless of their size! There are simply too many stories of exciting … Continue reading Sacred Stories
The CCRT’s Annual Revitalization Retreat Retreat Leader: Rev. Dr. Jerry Cannon from C.N. Jenkins Memorial Church in Charlotte He will be leading us in conversation on “Krispy Kreme/Barbeque/NASCAR/Bud Light- Doing Evangelism in a Cultural Diverse Context.” He is not only a pastor in Charlotte but also serves as the Evangelism Coach Coordinator for the Evangelism … Continue reading Revitalization Retreat 2016
Friday – Saturday, Feb. 6th– 7th 2015 at Monroe Camp & Retreat Center Every Presbyterian Church wants to gain new members, but this is hard to do without a larger sense of calling and purpose. Come rediscover and reclaim our common calling to evangelism! Evangelism is the good news of God’s healing and saving love … Continue reading ENGAGING EVANGELISM RETREAT FEBRUARY 2015
CCRT can help you attend a workshop or conference if it will help your congregation prepare to touch the lives of people in your community who do not already interact with your church. Here are a few conferences you may want to check out! Remember, you can apply for some financial assistance through our CCRT … Continue reading Upcoming Education Opportunities & Conferences
A growing number of congregations have voiced a desire for hands-on help instead of books or conferences when it comes for transformation. The Revitalization committee (CCRT) has looked a number of models from parachurch organizations within and outside our denomination, but most of the help is limited and “one size fits all.” The Revitalization committee … Continue reading New Groups Forming Church Transformation
#1 EVERY church needs a “Google Place” listing. Click here #2 Update their listing on our Presbytery Website (click here) and PC(USA) website listing (click here). #3 Create a Website (click here) #4 Keep an updated Facebook page (click here)
Serving your community begins with understanding your community. Learn about your area with this amazingly accurate online tool. Easy-to-use map based data analytics tools are here for you at MissionInsite to give current community information for your ministry planning. Demographic Info. for your congregation www.missioninsite.com For help using MisisonInsite contact Owen Carriker or Mike Armistead.
TRANSFORMATION GRANT (includes Technology) This grant may help congregations purchase new technologies, devices or services that might not fit into a congregation’s already slim budget. All of our grant money is intended to help churches minister either directly to people who do not have a regular church home or to help churches prepare to reach … Continue reading Grants Available for Transformation and Education
Watch videos of the 2014 Revitalization Retreat at Camp Monroe as Beverly & George Thompson give congregations spiritual practices to discover the Holy Spirit’s leading in your congregation. Click Here to watch these videos on YouTube.