Signs of Fruitfulness Reporting
To further fulfill our mission and covenant as the Missouri Conference, we agreed to identifiy Signs of Fruitfulness. We hoped to come up with a plan that was helpful, focused on identifiying the most important signs of congregational vitality.
One major element of this journey is to be engaged in fruitful ministry as both clergy/lay ministers and congregations. We encourage pastors to regularly measure fruitful ministry in very specific ways.
- Worship Attendance: This is the combined number of those people attending all worship services regularly held during the week, including children, worship leaders, and musicians.
- Professions of Faith: This includes those making their first professions of faith and those restored by reaffirmation.
- Baptisms: adults, youth, and children
- Hands-On Mission and Service: The estimated number of persons each month who are involved in personal engagement and service to people beyond the congregation on behalf of the church, such as VIM volunteers, soup kitchen volunteers, volunteers and servers who tutor, or do medical, educational, disaster response or construction, etc.
- UMC Data: click here to go online and report your data
This reporting will be done on a monthly basis, beginning in February for the January information. For more help regarding reporting, please contact your District Office.