Category Archives: Church Revitalization & Transformation

Committee on Church Revitalization and Transformation

Vibrancy in the Old and Ideas for the New




The New Church Development  Committee invites you… To be inspired. To dream. To be encouraged. To have renewed hope. Pastors and leaders are invited to come and explore the possibilities as we discover together what it means to be a vibrant church and what the key ingredients of a vibrant church look like.        Whether … Continue reading Vibrancy in the Old and Ideas for the New

Revitalization Retreat 2016




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

Time to Branch Out




Looking for new ways to inspire giving? Time to branch out. The ornaments are paper but the gifts are enduring Christmas will be here before we know it, along with all the traditions we love and cherish, like putting up the tree. What’s your favorite ornament? Chances are it’s not the fanciest one, but one with … Continue reading Time to Branch Out

Evangelism Workshops for Presbyterians

Learn how to talk about your faith in a comfortable, helpful, unimposing way at one of these two workshops offered on both sides of our Presbytery. This seminar is designed to give you a clear understanding of personal evangelism which results in a compassion that swallows fear and equips you to be effective in everyday … Continue reading Evangelism Workshops for Presbyterians

MissionInsite helps churches connect with neighborhood




Every church in our Presbytery has been approved to use this special web-based service.  MissionInsite will allow you to compare the people in your congregation to the people in the neighborhood around you and give you insights for developing ministries that better connect to neighbors.  Watch the video or click on the document below to … Continue reading MissionInsite helps churches connect with neighborhood

ENGAGING EVANGELISM RETREAT FEBRUARY 2015




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

Be a More Effective Church Leader




Training you need to make a difference for Jesus! The Presbyterian Church–like all churches in North America today– is undergoing massive changes. Tried and true methods of church growth and effective mission are less and less effective in the new cultures all around us. Still the church is blessed with many dedicated leaders who want to … Continue reading Be a More Effective Church Leader

Upcoming Education Opportunities & Conferences




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

New Groups Forming Church Transformation




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

Create a church website




WHY CREATE A FREE WEBSITE WITH WEEBLY? Because some say, “If a church or Business is not online, It does not exist!” Get your church online to be found! Control the message of who you are and invite guests to come to your worshiping community. Share the good news of the Kingdom. Because it is … Continue reading Create a church website

Make a Church Facebook Page




Facebook can also be used to connect people to the ongoing ministries within your church walls.  Facebook can also be a ministry in-and-of-itself.  Like blogs, newsletters and online sermons, it can minister DIRECTLY to people online who may never attend your church or be physically unable to attend your church. Difficulty: Easy to Medium (more … Continue reading Make a Church Facebook Page

4 ways to make YOUR church more VISIBLE online




#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)

Demographic Community Information




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.

Update your church’s Google Place




Here’s the #1 most important way for your church to be seen online: Update your church’s Google Places and Bing Page Make your church pop up on Google Maps and Google searches. DIFFICULTY: Easy TIME REQUIRED: 5-20 minutes for Google, same for Bing COST: Free RIGHT FOR MY CHURCH? YES, absolutely every church should do … Continue reading Update your church’s Google Place

Grants Available for Transformation and Education




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