VIP Timeline

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

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 by additional funding.

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βœ… = completed
πŸ—“οΈ = scheduledΒ 

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First Quarter: 7/1/22 – 9/30/22

    • 7/01/22 – Diocesan application process announced βœ…
    • 7/25/22 – Diocesan application process announced βœ…
    • 8/19/22 – Judicatory Vitality research begun βœ…
    • 9/30/22 – Diocesan Applications received βœ…
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Second Quarter: 10/1/22 – 12/31/22

    • 10/19/22 – Selected diocese announced βœ…
    • 11/02/22 – Zoom Session 1: Dioceses trained in Vitality Improvement Team selection βœ…
    • 12/15/22 – Dioceses provided data to provision MapDash for Faith Communities platform βœ…
    • 12/15/22 – Dioceses collected/provided data to required to provision CVA Judicatory Platform βœ…
    • 12/15/22 – Research review for Judicatory Vitality Assessment completed βœ…
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Third Quarter: 1/1/23 – 3/31/23

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Fourth Quarter: 4/1/23 – 6/30/23

    • 4/27/23:Β  Zoom Session 6 – Orientation session for Parish Vitality Improvement Teams (PVIT) of participating congregations (2pm-4pm ET) Β πŸ—“οΈ
    • May 2023:Β  Congregation PVIT teams administer and review results of CVA
    • May 2023:Β  Zoom Session 7 – Diocesan DVIT team training in administration of JVA
    • May-June 2023: Diocesan DVIT teams administer and review results of JVA
    • June-July 2023:Β  Diocesan DVIT teams guide congregation PVIT teams in initial congregational missional assessment and planning sessions
    • June-July 2023:Β  FaithX team guides Diocesan DVIT teams in initial Missional Assessment and Planning sessions

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