Perhaps the greatest teaching tool we have is one another. Within the ministerial body of the United Church of Christ we have a wealth of talent and expertise that, if shared, can strengthen the entire community. Our intention through the New Church Leadership Initiative is to create intentional connecting opportunities at our annual leadership training gathering, allowing us to learn from one another in our various settings. Networking is vital to our continued development and growth.
One additional tool useful to remaining connected with one another is the publication of a leadership development newsletter published quarterly by the national office, highlighting the work in innovative ministries from conferences around the nation working in new church development. Click here to read the 2007 Spring New Times.
Read an article by Rev. Michael Piazza reflecting on Cathedral of Hope's experience in Church Multiplication. In addition, this edition contains information about our UCC Coaching program and features one of new church starts, Immanuel Latino Ministries. Click here to read the Fall 2007 New Times Newsletter.
Read updates on new churches in the UCC as well as articles on technology and finacial accounting in new churches. Click here to read the Spring 2008 New Times Newsletter.