Church Growth and Vitality

SPOTLIGHT - Interfaith Youth Learn About Their Similarities

11/11/2019

In a time when lines drawn between groups of people get darker and more defined, Newtown Congregational Church is making efforts to break barriers and show young people that they have more in common with youth of other faiths than differences.


Conference Announces Bold New Initiative Awards

6/5/2018

Each year the Massachusetts Conference Church Development Council recognizes ministries that exemplify innovative and impactful ministries. Here are this year’s three recipients. WOVOS ~ Congregational Church of Brockton To change lives and create a better world.  That is the goal of WOVOS, “World Voices: Raising Voices for a Better World”.  WOVOS ...


SPOTLIGHT: Church Shouldn't Be Static

11/6/2017

Bridgewater Church Growth Attributed to Internal and External Changes


SPOTLIGHT: Getting the Millennial’s Perspective

9/5/2017

Braintree Church Youth Tries to Inspire Congregation with her Written Words


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.


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