VCC 2013

Vital Church Conference 2013

February 5th – 7th 2013 Christian leaders from a wide range of traditions gathered for our third Vital Church Conference. The conference was an opportunity to meet and worship together and to learn from pioneers in ministry how God is at work leading and building up His Church. This year the conference was all about “Being Disciples”. Vital Churches are communities of disciples: people following Christ together. Building up and making disciples is an essential part of revitalizing ministries and establishing new communities.

The Vital Church Conference engaged Christian leaders as we explored new ways, relevant to today’s culture, to live out Jesus’ command to go and make disciples.

Keynote Addresses



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Growing Healthy Churches with NCD

Under the leadership of Carol Blair, the diocese launched a three-year Natural Church Development (NCD) Initiative in 2012. NCD is one tool offered to churches to encourage, enable and equip people for ministry. For many years a number of churches in the diocese have used NCD to better understand and develop their congregations. Thirteen parishes were invited to take part in the diocesan pilot project. Click here to read on.


Becoming an Inviting Church – Step 10 – Go with your Friend

Pick your friend up. Church can begin the moment you knock on their door and ask if they’re ready to go. No need for anyone to nervously wait at the church.

These videos share the wisdom from church leaders who have participated previously in Back to Church Sunday and are a great way for us to prepare for Back To Church Sunday in our parishes.

Watch the video here…