The Fruitful Congregation Journey is a team-based, leadership development discovery process to help churches more effectively fulfill the mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
The Fruitful Congregation Journey consists of the following three steps:
Shared Learning Experience (7 months)
Laity track, called Lay Leadership Development (LLD)
Pastor track, called Pastor Leadership Development (PLD)
Consultation/Intervention Process (approximately 5 months, once scheduled)
Implementation of Ministry Action Plan (up to 24 months)
In Step 1, the process develops a church’s leadership base, helping grow leaders and providing them with key concepts for church effectiveness.
Step 2 of the process provides a church with a Ministry Action Plan that is tailored to its unique context and that builds on the concepts introduced in Step 1.
In Step 3, with the help of a coach, the church will implement the next steps outlined in its Ministry Action Plan.
Members and constituents of Wheeler United Methodist Church may participate in this process by completing a FCJ Survey here (click on link).