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1 Overview Church Development2012 David Schoen

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3 Changing Lives

4 UCC Bold, Inspirational Goals (BIGs)

5 Church Development & BIGs Church Development, both New Church Planting and Church Renewal are connected to all the BIGs Church and Leadership Development are especially involved in #2, 3, & 4 2. There is a welcoming UCC community of faith that is accessible to all no matter who they are or where they are on lifes journey. 3. Every UCC member is well-equipped to be growing in faith, be theologically conversant, and be active in the global mission of the church. 4. The UCC has a wealth of prepared, excellent leaders that reflect the diversity of Gods beloved community. Church Development, both New Church Planting and Church Renewal are connected to all the BIGs Church and Leadership Development are especially involved in #2, 3, & 4 2. There is a welcoming UCC community of faith that is accessible to all no matter who they are or where they are on lifes journey. 3. Every UCC member is well-equipped to be growing in faith, be theologically conversant, and be active in the global mission of the church. 4. The UCC has a wealth of prepared, excellent leaders that reflect the diversity of Gods beloved community.

6 Looking Back to 2005 God is Still Speaking Initiative has shown us that the field is ready. There has been a great response of people looking for a church like the United Church of Christ. The Stillspeaking Initiative and General Synod generated enthusiasm for new church planting and for existing congregations to join the UCC in witness to Gods extravagant welcome.

7 How Can the UCC Respond to this Kairos Moment for New Church Development? Our response to this Kairos moment in the United Church of Christ calls for a focused cooperative effort between congregations, associations, conferences, organizations, national ministries, and seminaries to increase our capacity for planting and welcoming new congregations.

8 Now is the Time! – 2005 Consultation, Suggestions, Goals Nurture a church culture that embraces and engages in New Church Development Create systems that recognize, recruit, assess, train and coach new church planters. Encourage and empower Congregational Multiplication. Prepare for increased outreach and welcome of Affiliating Congregations. Nurture a church culture that embraces and engages in New Church Development Create systems that recognize, recruit, assess, train and coach new church planters. Encourage and empower Congregational Multiplication. Prepare for increased outreach and welcome of Affiliating Congregations.

9 Now is the Time! Outcomes New Church Planter Assessment,Training & Coaching New Church Planter Assessment Gallup Assessment – 306 interviewees New and Renewing Church Training 660 participants New Church Leadership Institute 2007 Center for Progressive Renewal 2010 To renew Progressive Christianity by training new entrepreneurial leaders, supporting the birth of new liberal/progressive congregations, and by renewing and strengthening existing progressive churches New Church Planter Assessment,Training & Coaching New Church Planter Assessment Gallup Assessment – 306 interviewees New and Renewing Church Training 660 participants New Church Leadership Institute 2007 Center for Progressive Renewal 2010 To renew Progressive Christianity by training new entrepreneurial leaders, supporting the birth of new liberal/progressive congregations, and by renewing and strengthening existing progressive churches

10 Center for Progressive Renewal New Church Leadership Training National Church Leadership Institute Online Courses - 260 participants Weekly Webinars Events in 30 Conferences New Church Planter Certification New Church Planter Coaching Individual Coaching and Coach Share 110 participants Conference Coaching Programs New Church Leadership Training National Church Leadership Institute Online Courses - 260 participants Weekly Webinars Events in 30 Conferences New Church Planter Certification New Church Planter Coaching Individual Coaching and Coach Share 110 participants Conference Coaching Programs

11 Church Multiplication Growth in Churches Birthing Churches Iglesia Hispana de la Communidad UCC, Jamaica Plains MA Mayflower UCC, Naples FL Trinity UCC, Chicago IL - 3 Cathedral of Hope UCC, Dallas TX – 3 City of Refuge UCC, San Francisco CA - Fellowship United Church of Chapel Hill, NC - Hispanic Judson Memorial, NY, NY - Korean Freidens Peace UCC, Geronimo TX First Congregational, Huntington WV Harold O. Davis UCC, Philadelphia PA Claremont UCC, CA - New generation Riverside UCC, NY, NY – Korean Samoan Congregations Congregations, Long Beach CA Growth in Churches Birthing Churches Iglesia Hispana de la Communidad UCC, Jamaica Plains MA Mayflower UCC, Naples FL Trinity UCC, Chicago IL - 3 Cathedral of Hope UCC, Dallas TX – 3 City of Refuge UCC, San Francisco CA - Fellowship United Church of Chapel Hill, NC - Hispanic Judson Memorial, NY, NY - Korean Freidens Peace UCC, Geronimo TX First Congregational, Huntington WV Harold O. Davis UCC, Philadelphia PA Claremont UCC, CA - New generation Riverside UCC, NY, NY – Korean Samoan Congregations Congregations, Long Beach CA

12 Church Multiplication CPR is working with 4 Conferences to create Multiplication Networks In their settings: Minnesota Conference Southeast Conference Central Atlantic Conference Southwest Conference Wrote a Churches Birthing Churches Manual to use as a resource by the churches starting this process. CPR is working with 4 Conferences to create Multiplication Networks In their settings: Minnesota Conference Southeast Conference Central Atlantic Conference Southwest Conference Wrote a Churches Birthing Churches Manual to use as a resource by the churches starting this process.

13 Big, Huge, Audacious Goal 2005 If we wish to see the extravagant welcome of Jesus and the still speaking witness of the United Church of Christ continue and grow we will work to increase new church development. Denominations that are growing are starting and welcoming 2% - 3 % of total congregations each year. The UCC could grow to 3% in 15 years If we wish to see the extravagant welcome of Jesus and the still speaking witness of the United Church of Christ continue and grow we will work to increase new church development. Denominations that are growing are starting and welcoming 2% - 3 % of total congregations each year. The UCC could grow to 3% in 15 years

14 A 15 Year Challenge to Grow Year Total Congregatio ns Percent Loss es Percent Incre ase New Congregatio ns Started Successful New Congregatio ns (*) Losses Net New Congregatio ns 20065,7501.50%0.5%292686-60 20075,6901.50%0.5%282685-60 20085,6301.20%0.5%282568-42 20095,5881.00%1.0%565056-6 20105,5820.75%1.0%5650428 20115,5900.75%1.0%5650428 20125,5990.75%1.5%84764234 20135,6320.75%1.5%84764234 20145,6660.75%2.0%1131024259 20155,7260.75%2.0%1151034360 20165,7860.75%2.0%1161044361 20175,8470.75%2.5%1461324488 20185,9340.75%2.5%1481344589 20196,0230.75%3.0%18116345117 20206,1410.75%3.0%18416646120 20216,2600.75%3.0%18816947122 Total New Congregations 1612 633

15 How Are We Doing? Now is the Time Goal of 250 New Churches from 2006 – 2011 174 New Congregations from 2006- 2011 were celebrated at GS 21 now gone or closed (12%) 17 closed 4 left process of affiliating 153 active new churches 26 Conferences with new churches Now is the Time Goal of 250 New Churches from 2006 – 2011 174 New Congregations from 2006- 2011 were celebrated at GS 21 now gone or closed (12%) 17 closed 4 left process of affiliating 153 active new churches 26 Conferences with new churches

16 New Congregations 2006 - 2011 What were the 174 new congregations? 83 Affiliating congregation (48%) 73 New Church Plants(42%) 18 Multiplications(10%) 60 congregation ONA spirited (34%) What were the 174 new congregations? 83 Affiliating congregation (48%) 73 New Church Plants(42%) 18 Multiplications(10%) 60 congregation ONA spirited (34%)

17 New Churches in 26 Conferences These Six Conferences 50% of New Congregations 24 Southern California Nevada 15 Northern California Nevada 14 Central Atlantic 12 Hawaii 11 Ohio 11 Southeast These Six Conferences 50% of New Congregations 24 Southern California Nevada 15 Northern California Nevada 14 Central Atlantic 12 Hawaii 11 Ohio 11 Southeast

18 New Churches and Conferences Add these Eleven Conferences 89% of New Churches in 17 Conferences 8 Massachusetts 8 Southwest Conference 8 New York 7 South Central 5 Indiana Kentucky 6 Kansas Oklahoma 6 Florida 6 Missouri Midsouth 6 Southern 5 Illinois 4 Rocky Mountain 4 Pennsylvania Southeast Add these Eleven Conferences 89% of New Churches in 17 Conferences 8 Massachusetts 8 Southwest Conference 8 New York 7 South Central 5 Indiana Kentucky 6 Kansas Oklahoma 6 Florida 6 Missouri Midsouth 6 Southern 5 Illinois 4 Rocky Mountain 4 Pennsylvania Southeast

19 New Churches and Conferences 9 Conferences with 1 or 2 new churches 2 Penn Central 2 Wisconsin 2 Iowa (one with South Dakota) 1 Maine 1 Michigan 1 Montana Northern Wyoming 1 Penn Northeast 1 Connecticut 12 Conferences no new churches (32%) 9 Conferences with 1 or 2 new churches 2 Penn Central 2 Wisconsin 2 Iowa (one with South Dakota) 1 Maine 1 Michigan 1 Montana Northern Wyoming 1 Penn Northeast 1 Connecticut 12 Conferences no new churches (32%)

20 Conferences with designated church development staff 14 Conferences have designated church development staff (37% of Conferences) MA, NY, CT, PSE, PC, FL, MI, OH, IL, WI, MOMS, MN, SCNC, NCNC (?) 14 Conferences have designated church development staff (37% of Conferences) MA, NY, CT, PSE, PC, FL, MI, OH, IL, WI, MOMS, MN, SCNC, NCNC (?)

21 New Churches in UCC reflect new diversity and new populations our nation In 1957 …… new churches in the UCC were 92% Euro- American In 1997…... 66% of new churches are congregations reflecting and reaching diversity of American population

22 New Churches reflect USA diversity and new populations From 2006 – 2011 Hispanic 12% M/M 1% African Am 11% Asian Am 30% Euro Am 47% From 2006 – 2011 Hispanic 12% M/M 1% African Am 11% Asian Am 30% Euro Am 47%

23 New and Renewing Church LCM Funding 100 congregations and 3 conferences were funded by LCM from 2006 – 2011 New and Renewing congregations $3,673,999.00 Conferences Funded 600,000.00 Grand total $4,273,999.00 Breakdown of the 100 congregations is as follows: 70 New Churches 29 Renewing Churches 32 Churches (Euro-American) 68 Churches (Hispanic, African American, M/M, Asian American, Pacific Islander) 100 congregations and 3 conferences were funded by LCM from 2006 – 2011 New and Renewing congregations $3,673,999.00 Conferences Funded 600,000.00 Grand total $4,273,999.00 Breakdown of the 100 congregations is as follows: 70 New Churches 29 Renewing Churches 32 Churches (Euro-American) 68 Churches (Hispanic, African American, M/M, Asian American, Pacific Islander)

24 Funding for New Congregations LCM New and Renewing Funds $500,000 each year in LCM budget New and Renewing Churches Endowment OCWM/STC Make A Difference endowment $18,000 a year Conferences Funds Strengthen the Church Special Mission Offering LCM New and Renewing Funds $500,000 each year in LCM budget New and Renewing Churches Endowment OCWM/STC Make A Difference endowment $18,000 a year Conferences Funds Strengthen the Church Special Mission Offering

25 New Church Benefit Support New Church Benefit Support Program is offered by the UCC Assistance Board thru CVD/LCM. Provides funding for up to three years for Benefit programs of Pension Board 27 Congregations supported with $363,574 from 2009 - 2012 New Church Benefit Support Program is offered by the UCC Assistance Board thru CVD/LCM. Provides funding for up to three years for Benefit programs of Pension Board 27 Congregations supported with $363,574 from 2009 - 2012

26 How are We Doing? Do the UCC Math Churches Gained 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 total Planted & affiliated181613152082 Merger4433418 Sched 1/ 2 or reinstated with standing31228 Total2521182024108 0 New Proposed congs w/o standing10151910357 Churches Gone Closed1929302132131 Merger8647429 Dropped22101419 Withdrew111*125402534210 Total140162755384514 Closed proposed congs w/o standing3**773727 Sched 1/2 dropped31733733 Net Change-115-141-57-33-60-406 * Puerto Rico Conference withdraw, including their 66 churches

27 How are we doing? Do the math 174 new congregations represents a growth of 3.3% from 2006 – 2010 514 congregations closed or withdrew represents a decline of 9.9% in the same time 5,194 UCC congregations, yesterday 174 new congregations represents a growth of 3.3% from 2006 – 2010 514 congregations closed or withdrew represents a decline of 9.9% in the same time 5,194 UCC congregations, yesterday

28 Going Forward How do we work together to double new congregations from 174 to 300 – 500 in the next five years? Whats working?

29 CVD Purpose and Focus – Bigs Picture Create a Culture of Research and Assessment Nurture Networks and Interactive Connections with Constituencies and Partners Uplift Best Practices, Centers of Excellence and Emerging Ideas from Practitioners To increase welcoming, accessible and vital UCC Congregations which engage/equip members as well as spiritual seekers to grow in faith and missional discipleship.

30 CVDs Relationship with Center for Progressive Renewal CVDCPR CVDs Purpose: To increase welcoming, accessible and vital UCC Congregations which engage/equip members as well as spiritual seekers to grow in faith and missional discipleship. CPRs Purpose: To renew Progressive Christianity by training new entrepreneurial leaders, supporting the birth of new liberal/progressive congregations, and by renewing and strengthening existing progressive churches IN-SOURCE New Church Planter and Renewing Pastor Assessment Coaching & Training Webinars & Courses Church Consultants NewTimes Magazine Work with Conference Partners Funding for CPR Advertising for CPR Scholarships for Events and Courses

31 CVD Purpose and Focus – BIGs Picture Create a Culture of Research and Assessment Nurture Networks and Interactive Connections with Constituencies and Partners Uplift Best Practices, Centers of Excellence and Emerging Ideas from Practitioners Vital Statistics and Research Reports on Church Growth Assessment Program For Congregations Church of the Wider Fellowship Interactive Networks with Constituencies Ecumenical Partners Center for Progressive Renewal Centers of Excellence create Ongoing Resources Best Practices, Emerging Ideas Resources To increase welcoming, accessible and vital UCC Congregations which engage/equip members as well as spiritual seekers to grow in faith and missional discipleship.

32 First Focus for CVD Work RECOMMENDATIONS Research Assessment Programs for Congregations Speak with Disciples of Christ about their New Beginnings Assessment programs Speak with Russell Crabtree, Holy Cow Consulting, about assessment programs Create assessment program for congregations making critical decisions about future, whether to seek renewal, become legacy congregation or do something radically different. (2013) Expand assessment program into multiple platforms and moments for congregational use. Congregations seeking funding would go through assessment program RECOMMENDATIONS Research Assessment Programs for Congregations Speak with Disciples of Christ about their New Beginnings Assessment programs Speak with Russell Crabtree, Holy Cow Consulting, about assessment programs Create assessment program for congregations making critical decisions about future, whether to seek renewal, become legacy congregation or do something radically different. (2013) Expand assessment program into multiple platforms and moments for congregational use. Congregations seeking funding would go through assessment program Create a Culture of Research and Assessment

33 Renewing Congregations Several Conferences engaged in renewing and vitality programs MA, CT, SCNC involved in DOC New Beginnings From Surviving to Thriving program in New Orleans, LCM, WCM, NO Assoc. Center for Progressive Renewal reNew Training Consultants 98 Church Redeveloper Gallup Assessment Several Conferences engaged in renewing and vitality programs MA, CT, SCNC involved in DOC New Beginnings From Surviving to Thriving program in New Orleans, LCM, WCM, NO Assoc. Center for Progressive Renewal reNew Training Consultants 98 Church Redeveloper Gallup Assessment

34 Going Forward Whats working to encourage a culture of assessment and renewal in congregations?

35 Continuing Testament, Extravagant Welcome, Changing Lives


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