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.

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It is quickly approaching that time of the year again! Forms will be “live” on the Conference web page on August 24. 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
Tuesday & Thursday conferences will use this time schedule:
            7:00 PM           Worship & Sharing
            7:30 PM           Conferences
            8:00 PM           Fellowship & Refreshments
Presiding Elders are still being scheduled.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19   Host Church: John Wesley UMC
            Group 1           Calvary, Talla; Gray Memorial
            Group 2           Bethel, Talla; John Wesley, Killearn
SATURDAY, SEPT. 26   Host Church: Bethel, Lake City
            Group 1           Bethel, LC; First, LC; Pleasant Grove
            Group 2           New Mt. Zion; Siloam; Wesley Memorial
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27       Host Church: Good Samaritan UMC
            Group 1           Deer Lake; Pisgah; Good Samaritan; New Life
            Group 2           Saint Paul’s; Tallahassee Heights; Trinity
SATURDAY, OCT. 3      Host Church: Sopchoppy UMC
            Group 1           Crawfordville; Wakulla; Woodville
            Group 2           Sopchoppy/Ochlockonee Bay; Carrabelle/Eastpoint; St. George/Appalachicola
SUNDAY, OCT. 4          Host Church: First UMC, Perry
            Group 1           First, Perry; Shady Grove Circuit (Boyd, Hendry, Lake Byrd); Pine Grove
            Group 2           First, Live Oak; Mayo; New Harmony
SATURDAY, OCT. 10    Host Church: Cross City UMC
            Group 1           Cedar Key; Ellzey; Cross City/Steinhatchee
            Group 2           First, Chiefland; Mt. Bethel; Old Town; Pickens Temple
THURSDAY, OCT. 15   Host Church: First UMC, Chattahoochee
            Group 1           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; Trenton
            Group 2           Bethlehem, Ft. White; Fort White; Tustenuggee; Branford
TUESDAY, OCT. 20      Host Church: Greensboro UMC
            Group 1           Greensboro; Bristol; Grace, Hosford
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
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.      

The Journeys of Paul with Bishop Ken Carter 

13 Days, Greece, Italy, Turkey & Spain departs November 7, 2015 aboard the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas
with Bishop Ken Carter and the Florida Annual Conference with Special Guest Dr. Waite Willis
Starts at the All-Inclusive price of $3,198 from Florida. {Click Here} for printable brochure

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