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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church


    Vital Congregations

    Welcome

    Vital Congregations is a ministry of the Upper New York Conference that comes alongside congregations to help them be places that develop disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. The Hand to Plow process is one strategy this ministry uses to help churches increase their vitality.

    Vital congregations are easily recognized. These Spirit-filled, forward-leaning communities of believers grow, both numerically and spiritually, over time. Vital congregations join God in the work that God is already doing. These vital churches have powerful stories, measurable fruitfulness, and life-changing ministries.




    Most recently updated pages:
    Annual Conference, Narrative Budget FAQ, Older Adult Ministry

    You may also be interested in:
    New Faith Communities, Hand to Plow


    With more than 168,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 867 local churches and 65 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."