WHAT IS THE ANTIOCH PARTNERSHIP?
The Antioch Partnership is a collaborative process of helping a church assess its current reality and engage in creative conversations that result in increased clarity about new ministry opportunities, strategic stewardship of the church’s resources, and increased impact in the communities it serves. The Aldersgate Leadership Council has discussed the partnership and has approved the adoption of the process. This is not a cookie-cutter process. It is tailored specifically to the needs of Aldersgate United Methodist Church.
There are three phases of the Antioch Partnership:
Assessment – Through Table Talks, the congregation will share about where the church has been, the strengths of the church, concerns, and about hope for the future. Through demographic studies, data will be compiled to help with the Discernment phase.
Discernment – With the data received in the Assessment phase, the Steering Team will prayerfully determine strategic imperatives for the mission of the church. Once those imperatives are approved by the Aldersgate Leadership Council, teams will be developed for each strategic imperative.
Engagement – The teams developed for each strategic imperative will work with a coach, who will be compensated by the Montgomery-Opelika District. In that process, a Strategic Ministry Plan will be developed for each strategic imperative.
WHO IS THE ANTIOCH PARTNERSHIP?
Rev. Bill Kierce will facilitate the process. Bill has over 25 years of church leadership experience in a variety of church settings. He currently serves as the Director of Congregational Development for the Alabama-West Florida Annual Conference. Bill will facilitate the Steering Team’s work as well as the Table Talk discussions.
Dr. Brian Miller
Rev. Bill Kierce
George Mingledorff, ex oficio as Lay Leader
WHEN ARE THE TABLE TALKS?
Thursday, February 27 in Room 22 | 10:00am, 2:00pm, and 6:00pm
HOW MUCH DOES THIS COST?