Resources for Along the Pathway

Veritas    Telling the truth about Congregational Vitality

EPIC   Empowering People and Inspiring Change

PULSE    Accessing your congregation according the 10 marks of a healthy missional church

Relational Covenant   How do we walk hand in hand when we can't see eye to eye?

Vitality Team  Functions Keeping the conversation alive in your congregation

Healthy Missional Marker REsources

Although there is no perfect list that describes a healthy missional church, we in the Far West Region are using the ten healthy missional markers.  By “healthy” we mean pursuing Christ.  By “missional” we mean pursuing Christ’s priorities in the world.  It is our fervent prayer that every RCA church becomes a healthy missional church.  

To this end, we have created an easy to use resource.  Under each marker, there is a bank of valuable resources:  sermons, books, videos, articles, stories, workshops and other helpful tools.  We are ever expanding this list, so send us your ideas, links,  resources that you have found helpful or created for use in your congregation as you travel the pathway. 

Simply click on the particular marker you want to engage.

  1. Centrality of the word of God (2 Timothy 3:16)
  2. Life transforming walk with Jesus (John 3:3, 30; Phil. 1:6)
  3. Intentional evangelism (Matthew 28:18-20)
  4. Transforming communities through active compassion, mercy, and justice ministries (Micah 6:8)
  5. Global perspective and engagement (Acts 1:8)
  6. Compelling Christian community (Acts 2:42-47)
  7. Heartfelt worship (Psalm 138:1a; John 4:23)
  8. Sacrificial and generous living and giving (Romans 12:1-8)
  9. Culture of godly leadership (Hebrews 13:7)
  10. Fruitful Organizational Structures (Acts 6:1-7; Exodus 18:13-26)



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