Church Growth and Vitality

SPOTLIGHT UPDATE: Saturday Church at West Parish of Barnstable Going Strong

5/9/2016

Saturday worship attracts a new crowd at West Parish of Barnstable, UCC.


Churches recognized for bold initiatives

6/13/2015

The Church Development Council of the Massachusetts Conference presented two churches with "Bold Initiative Awards" at the 216th Annual Meeting this weekend.


Two videos from Ruben Duran's Super Saturday talk now online

5/13/2015

At Super Saturday on March 21, 2015, The Rev. Ruben Duran, Program Director for New Congregations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, gave an address entitled Church for the Life of the World. Watch videos here.


SPOTLIGHT: Power to the People

4/14/2015

The Monterey United Church of Christ is a small church in a rural community in Berkshire County who thrives on being small. They have technically 12 members, but soon they will be taking in 11 more -- virtually doubling their membership in one fell swoop. How did they do it?


Scholarships for NCLI in Boston announced

3/18/2015

The national setting of the United Church of Christ is making a limited number of $200 scholarships available towards registration for the National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI), being held in Boston and Newton Aug. 10 - 13. Scholarship are being given on a first come, first served basis. Apply here. NCLI is an annual event held by the Center...


SPOTLIGHT: Promise Church Cooks Up A Way To Help the Recently Sheltered Stock Their New Homes

3/11/2015

It is sometimes hard for a small congregation to see that they are making a difference, but his church start has already touched the lives of the homeless.


NCLI is coming to Boston

1/28/2015

The Massachusetts Conference will be co-sponsoring the 2015 National Church Leadership Institute (NCLI) with the Center for Progressive Renewal in the Boston area August 10 - 13, 2015.


SPOTLIGHT: The Phoenix Rises in Haverhill as a New Church Start

9/16/2014

When the members of First Congregational Church, UCC, of Haverhill sold their brick and mortar institution and set out on two different pathways, it was a rebirth of the members. One group chose to continue worship by joining other area congregations and using part of the proceeds to continue traditional mission work. A second group, a small band ...


SPOTLIGHT: Summer Wrap Up: Amazing Works of Faith by Local Churches

8/13/2014

Throughout the past year, many churches offered amazing works of faith, services, and ministries -- some never considered before -- all in an effort to ensure they stay relevant and integral to their communities. Read these stories and be inspired!


SPOTLIGHT: Feeding the Community with Food and Spirit

7/29/2014

Lenox Church Holds an Open Communion Meal


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