VIP Timeline

The following timeline outlines the schedule of activities over the 3 years of the VIP for Small Congregations project.

Application deadline has been extended to September 30, 2022 to allow for bishops’ involvement in application process post-Lambeth.

Year 1

Year 1 activities are described in greater detail to allow for adaptations in subsequent years based on lessons learned or possible expansion of the project made possible for additional funding.

First Quarter: 7/1/22 – 9/30/22

    • Applications Due – 9/30/22
    • Application Review
    • Announcement of dioceses selected for VIP Grant Program – 10/19/22
    • Dioceses assigned to consultants
    • Research Review on Judicatory Vitality Assessment

Second Quarter: 10/1/22 – 12/31/22

    • First meeting with dioceses (orient diocese about team selection) – 11/2/22 2:00-4:30pm ET
    • Begin MapDash data collection – due by 12/15/22
    • Begin CVA Judicatory data collection – due by 12/15/22

Third Quarter: 1/1/23 – 3/31/23

    • Diocesan team selection process – complete by 1/15/23
    • Diocesan team orientation – January 2023
    • Congregation recruitment and application process
      MapDash orientation
    • CVA judicatory orientation
    • Congregation selections
    • Congregation orientation and team selection – 3/15/23

Fourth Quarter: 4/1/23 – 6/30/23

    • Congregations take Congregational Vitality Assessment – April 2023
    • Diocesan team training
    • Dioceses take Judicatory Vitality Assessment
    • Initial Missional Assessment and Planning with congregations 

Year 2

    • Work Continues – July-August 2023
    • Learning Conference – September 2023
    • Congregational mission plan full implementation with goals for vitality/sustainability improvement plans – Fall 2023
    • Mid-Year Check In and Adjustment – January 2024
    • Congregational Vitality Assessment – Spring 2024

Year 3

    • Work Continues – July-August 2023
    • Learning Conference – September 2024
    • Congregational Mission Plan Adjustments – Fall 2024
    • Mid-year Check In and Adjustments – January 2025
    • Congregational Vitality Assessment – Spring 2025
    • Summary of learning, impact and improvements – June 2025
    • Evaluation process – July 2025