Cultivating Outward Focused Churches
NCD will focus efforts towards increasing holistic health and sustainable denominational growth.
Pastor Elizabeth Cudney, Team Leader, Pastor Jim Tice, Joel Cuthbert, Lisa Frosch, Pastor Ed DeFreitas
The New Church Development Team is here to serve and encourage the United Brethren Church in Canada. It is our prayer that we would see God's Kingdom expand with the Gospel of Hope.
"Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile.
Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
1. Develop a Missional Strategic Plan: The NCD Team will be developing a strategic plan over the next few months to assist our churches as they recalibrate toward being outward-focused churches. The NCD Team will focus on holistic health and sustainable denominational growth. In 2018 the NCD Team organized our Senior Pastors in experiencing the "Church Renewal" weekend at Southland Church in Steinbach, MB. In 2019 we look to transfer those experiences into our local U.B. Churches.
2. Prayer Calendars: NCD hope to have a yearly calendar that outlines the Mission/Demographics/Community needs of each UB Church, so we can have Churches praying for churches in support of the entire denomination.
3. NCD Resource Team: NCD team will network and offer resources to churches, and will be available as a team to the churches in the spring. The NCD Team will come on site to listen, consult, brainstorm and refer churches to potential resources.