What is Wider Church Mission and Ministry?

In the Massachusetts Conference, U.C.C.

Supports Pastoral Excellence through:
  • New Clergy Groups, Clergy Communities of Practice, and continuing education events
  • Pastoral search and placement services
Supports Excellence in Lay Leadership through:
  • Super Saturday programs
  • Providing Sunday School resources
  • Providing youth programs such as confirmation retreats, summer camps and mission trip opportunities
  • Providing programs and consulting for church members and leaders on: Christian education, contemporary worship, congregational life, spirituality, justice and mission, stewardship, planned giving, church growth, safe church, ONA, leadership development and more
  • Providing assistance in conflict intervention and resolution
  • Providing information and resources through the Conference website – www.macucc.org
Supports Excellence in Prophetic Witness through:
  • Massachusetts Conference Disaster Response Team
  • Chile Mission Partnership
  • Hispanic Ministries
  • Task Teams on Ecumenism and Interfaith ministry, LGBT concerns (ONA Ministry), Environmental Ministries, Homelessness, Immigration and Refugee Concerns, Innocence Commission, Race & Justice and Restorative Justice

In the National Setting of the U.C.C. 

  • Supports UCC mission impact in 79 countries on every continent of the globe through Wider Church Ministries
  • Supports outreach of UCC vision and values, media, web, leadership, governance, fund development, publishing, ecumenical and interfaith relations through the Office of General Ministries
  • Supports church vitality, leadership training, church planting in unchurched communities in need of a progressive voice, and pastoral search and call services through Local Church Ministries
  • Supports a more compassionate and just world through Justice and Witness Ministries