The Purpose of the Missional Vital Signs:

Is to help church leaders increase their congregation’s through...........

1.) Faithfulness to our biblical mission, “Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” By focusing attention on the five core practices involved in cultivating mature followers of Jesus Christ, Missional Vital Signs helps leaders remain true to the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). 

2.) Fruitfulness in fulfilling our biblical mission. By tracking one measurement for each practice, leaders gain a sense of whether their congregation is becoming more or less effective in carrying out the Great Commission.  Jesus made it clear in John 15:1-8 that fruitfulness is expected as part of faithfulness.

To Learn About Each Element of Missional Vital Signs  {Click Here}


Important Pastors Meeting - Save the Date  

FULL-TIME PASTORS - Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 15 at Saint Paul's UMC, (Sanders Hall, Room 301) Tallahassee, 1:30-3:30 PM.

Wendy McCoy, the Director of Human Resources & Benefits for the Florida Conference will be in Tallahassee to talk with you about CHANGES to your Health Benefits. Spouses are welcome to attend as well.

If you plan to attend on Oct. 15, please let Peggy Fox know by emailing or calling 386-2154.

*The same presentation will also be made January 9 at the District-Wide Training Event in Perry.

It is very important that all full-time pastors attend one of these meetings.


October Newsletter - North West District

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Charge Conferences are underway! Just a reminder:  We ask that all completed forms be in our office 10 days prior to your Charge Conference date.  We are starting our conferences earlier this year so it doesn’t give you a whole lot of time – we apologize.
As in the past few years, we are meeting at “host” churches and having cluster meetings. Each host church has been asked to provide water, tea or coffee while the other churches all bring finger foods to share. The DS wants to stress the importance of coming to the Worship and Sharing time, the Fellowship and Refreshment time, as well as the individual conference for your church. Sharing with one another and fellowshipping together is beneficial for all.
Saturday conferences will use this time schedule:
            9:30 AM          Group 1 Conferences
            10:00 AM        Worship & Sharing
            11:00 AM        Fellowship & Refreshments
            11:30 AM        Group 2 Conferences
Sunday conferences will use this time schedule:
            4:00 PM           Group 1 Conferences
            4:30 PM           Worship & Sharing
            5:30 PM           Fellowship & Refreshments
            6:00 PM           Group 2 Conferences
Week day evening conferences will use this time schedule:
            7:00 PM           Worship & Sharing
            7:30 PM           Conferences
            8:00 PM           Fellowship & Refreshments
SATURDAY, OCT. 10    Host Church: Cross City UMC
            Group 1           Cedar Key; Ellzey; Cross City/Steinhatchee
            Group 2           Mt. Bethel; Old Town; Pickens Temple
SUNDAY, OCT. 11        Host Church: First UMC, Live Oak
             1:30 PM          First, Live Oak; New Harmony, Pine Grove

THURSDAY, OCT. 15   Host Church: First UMC, Chattahoochee
                                   First, Chattahoochee; Old Mt. Pleasant;
                                   Glenn Julia/Sycamore
SATURDAY, OCT. 17    Host Church: First UMC, High Springs
            Group 1           First, High Springs; McCall’s Chapel; Mt. Carmel;
            Group 2           Bethlehem, Ft. White; Fort White; Tustenuggee;
TUESDAY, OCT. 20      Host Church: Greensboro UMC
                                    Greensboro; Bristol; Grace, Hosford

THURS, OCT. 22          Woodville
SATURDAY, OCT. 24    Host Church: First UMC, Monticello
            Group 1           First, Monticello; Chaires; Wacissa
            Group 2           Waukeenah/Mt. Lebanon; Sardis; Miccosukee
SUNDAY, OCT. 25        Host Church: First UMC, Madison
            Group 1           First, Madison; Cherry Lake/Greenville; Lee
            Group 2           Hanson/Rocky Springs; Pinetta/Hickory Grove

MONDAY, OCT. 26       First, Chiefland

TUESDAY, OCT. 27      First, Apalachicola; St. George Island

THURS, OCT. 29          Trinity, Tallahassee
SATURDAY, OCT. 31    Host Church: White Springs UMC
            Group 1           White Springs; Jennings; Jasper
            Group 2           Wellborn; New Hope/Trinity, Lake City
SUNDAY, NOV. 1         Host Church: Salem UMC, Havana
            Group 1           Salem; Centenary
            Group 2           Forest Hills; Forest Hills Hispanic; Lake Jackson
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or the DS. If your church has a MAJOR conflict with your assigned date, we will make every effort to make accommodations.