Welcome! Because of the resonance with the “Be the Church” banner across the life of the UCC, we have been working to develop some innovative, adaptable, and concrete resources for congregations. The goal of these resources is to support local churches in embodying more fully each of the “Be the Church” statements within their community contexts. The first resource—the Be the Church Mission Planning Guide—provides congregations with a process for planning and engaging in this work, as well as assessing and discerning missional directions. Over time, our hope is to develop more detailed resources around strategic planning, realigning church resources for greater missional impact, measuring outcomes, and listening/engaging one’s community to assess needs.
Click the image above to download the planning guide!
This guide and future resources are produced collaboratively by:
Center for Analytics, Research and Data (CARD)
Congregational Assessment, Support and Advancement (CASA)
Church Building and Loan Fund (CBLF)
If you have questions or would like to talk more about this project, please contact any one of the following staff:
Rev. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, CARD Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rev. Chris Davies, CASA Coordinator – email@example.com
Rev. Patrick Duggan, CBLF Executive Director – firstname.lastname@example.org