“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)
- Saturday, March 17, 9 am-2 pm; Host location is Forest Park United Methodist Church, Lima (NWP district) Register here.
- Sunday, March 18, 2-7 pm; Host location Wesley United Methodist Church, Bryan (NWP 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.
Spring Clean Your Church Communications (three-session training)
Worship Design Enhancement (three-session training)
Every church wants to create more powerful, disciple-making worship. In a time when attendance patterns are shifting, and membership is in decline, creating deep, meaningful worship is more important than ever. Churches of all sizes, worship styles and means can achieve traction in worship – traction that drives participants deeper in their personal faith development and toward missional action in the world. Sessions begin on April 7 hosted at Stillwater United Methodist Church, Dayton. (MIV district) Learn more about Worship Design Enhancement here. Register here.
Sparking a Volunteer Revolution Through Catalytic Outreach (two-session training)