Congregational Pathways

  • God calls on God’s people to make disciples. Discipleship Ministries oversees and nurtures new faith expressions in creating new places for new people and assists in the renewal and revitalizing of faith communities.

    By being relevant and vital, United Methodists will touch more lives and draw more people to Christ. Our primary purpose is not to help churches grow, but rather we seek to help them reach more people with the good news of the Gospel, to grow more people as gifted and called disciples of Jesus, and to send more people into the world to love and serve God and their neighbors in all they do. We provide tools, resources, workshops, events and training to help leaders and congregations more effectively make disciples for the transformation of the world.


    Learn more about Readiness 3602023 Application Preview

    Intent to Apply

    September 20, 2022

    Intent to Apply opens

    Sept 20

    Training Tuesday on Readiness 360

    Nov 1

    Intent to Apply due

    Feb 15

    Application Closes


    Time of Discernment

    Mar 15 

     Decisions announced

    May 13

    Orientation for all pathways 

    Leader Development

    New Faith Expressions


    Congregational Vitality

  • Discipleship Ministries Report