Traction Tracks

“Traction Tracks” are specific training/resourcing/coaching/implementation components developed within West Ohio’s Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI), now available in individual short courses for churches of any size and setting.  

Does your congregation need to gain a new specific aspect of traction in order to begin moving forward into renewed vitality? Consider which of these next Traction Track offerings might be right for you. *Every Traction Track involves your pastor plus a team from your church. Click on any of these links to find out more, and to register online. New Traction Tracks are launching in early 2018. 


Breakthrough Prayer Initiative (one-session training)

Every new movement of church renewal always begins through prayer, asking God to bring new possibilities and hope. Learn how to lay a foundation of churchwide prayer that will move your congregation from looking down and in, to up and out!  identical Traction Track single sessions are available. Learn more about the Breakthrough Prayer Initiative here. Registration links for sessions are below:  
  • Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:30am-2:30pm Host Location: New City UMC - Dayton  (MVD district)  Register here.
  • Sunday, November 11,, 2018 2:00pm -7:00pm  Host Location: Waynesville UMC - Waynesville  (ORV district) Register here.


Family Ties: Home, Church, and Community (four-session training)

Family Ties teaches churches how to rethink and intentionally change your current approach to reach and disciple new children and families at home, in church and within your local community. Connect anew with the next generation! This four-session Traction Track intentionally focuses on developing leadership skills and teaching best ministry practices while leading churches, pastors, staff and unpaid leaders in the most important and proven strategies in creating a Family-driven/Church-empowering ministry. Learn more about Family Ties here. Sessions begin September 13, and will hosted at St. Marks United Methodist Church, Findlay. (NWP district)  Register here.


Creating a Social Media Strategy for Your Church (two-session training)

It's important to use social media on behalf of your church - it's where the people are!  Learn how to establish a consistent and positive social media presence to generate maximum impact with minimal investment of time and money. Sessions begin February 24 and will be hosted at Trinity  United Methodist Church, Columbus. (CAN district)   Register here.


Sparking a Volunteer Revolution Through Catalytic Outreach (two-session training)

Catalytic events can be great momentum triggers for your church, regardless of the size. Moving from an inward-focused church to an outward-focused movement will not only help you establish a volunteer culture, it will change your community. If the local church is the hope of the world, how can you do your part by being the hands, feet, and heartbeat of Jesus in your community? In this Traction Track, you’ll learn how to create, organize, fund, and execute a community impacting outreach event that will change the way people see your church - both inside and outside the walls. Sessions begin on Wednesday, April 11 hosted at North Broadway United Methodist Church, Columbus. (CAN District) Learn more about Sparking a Volunteer Revolution Through Catalytic Outreach here  Register here