Renewing a Vision

The Missional Leadership Team (MLT) is leading a process to renew a vision of how our community of congregations can center around Jesus and engage in practices that open us to the work of God’s Spirit. Documents related to this process can be found on this page.

Renewing a Vision (Final) – the vision document


Communal Biblical Discernment

Spiritual Practices


Document prepared for Annual Sessions 2016

Renewing a Vision – May 2016 – the vision document

Appendix A – May 2016 – further development of practices, discernment process and covenant

Appendix B – May 2016 – timeline of MLT and UVTG processes, breadth of variance


Summarizing Annual Sessions delegate responses

Readiness to Adopt Summary – from Thursday afternoon worshipful work session

Table Wisdom Summary – from Friday afternoon worshipful work session


Unity and Variance Task Group (UVTG) recommendations

UVTG presented their final report at the February 20, 2016 Missional Leadership Team meeting. One aspect that impressed all parties was the similarity in vision between what Missional Leadership Team has been working on and what Unity and Variance Task Group presented.

Unity and Variance Recommendations to Missional Leadership Team (delegates)


Summary from Missional Leadership Team along with responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Follow-up What MLT heard

IN-MI Conf – Vision FAQs (delegates)


Compiled wisdom sheets from the north and south delegate meetings, March 2016

2016 North Meeting compiled wisdom sheets

2016 South Meeting compiled wisdom sheets


Several pieces of an emerging vision and an approach to variance for testing at March 2016 delegate meetings

Pieces of a Vision

Regarding breadth of variance