By now, we hope that you have heard the exciting news! The FaithX Project is now accepting applications for our Vitality Improvement Program for Small Congregations (VIP). VIP is a 3-year program designed specifically to provide reduced-cost resources, coaching, and consultation to small Episcopal congregations through their dioceses that will allow congregations to assess their vitality and sustainability, then develop effective vitality and sustainability improvement strategies by better engaging the neighborhoods they serve.
What do we mean when we talk about vitality? While the term has been bandied about a lot recently in terms of congregational health, we have some very specific ideas about it. We will be helping congregations address 10 key areas of congregational life:
Vision, Mission and Discernment
Lay Engagement and Empowerment
Context Awareness and Inclusion
Dealing with Differences
Spiritual Life and Worship
Formation, Education, and Training
Leadership and Organization.