“The mission of the Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs” (The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, 2008, ¶120.
Youth are not only the “future of our church,” they are our church now. Nurturing and guiding young people in their spiritual life and helping them grow in a ministry of service and outreach leads to a more vital church in the present and in the future. Look for this and more:
The twenty-six Guidelines cover church leadership areas including Church Council and Small Membership Church; the administrative areas of Finance and Trustees; and ministry areas focused on nurture, outreach, and witness including Worship, Evangelism, Stewardship, and Christian Education, age-level ministries, Communications, and more.
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