Elk River United Methodist Church was invited to participate in the MCCI in the fall of 2017, since then we have been praying daily our Breakthrough Prayer so that God may break into our church to embrace his vision for us. MCCI is a multifaceted program that includes the following components: -Ministry leadership skills training for pastors in the initiative -"Undercover Worshipers" who visit and provide extensive feedback -A detailed self study including history, staffing, organization and community demographics -An MCCI weekend that culminates into a report identifying key strengths, concerns, and 'prescriptions' to move the church from a place of plateau to a place of growth.
May 2019 Update
Prescription Team Update for ERUMC Missional Church Consultation Initiative
The Resource Refocus Leadership Team has been assigned, their Prescription Coach, Pastor Bob Ruedebush, is from First UMC in Sioux Falls, SD. The team invites you to participate in the Resource Refocus Event on Wednesday, May 29th, from 6-8pm. A light supper will be served from 5:30-6pm. This is the foundational event intended for congregational leaders and members.
We give THANKS that our Prayer Focus for “Abundant Servants for the MCCI Prescription Teams” has been met. All of the Prescription Teams have their leadership team formed. In additional there are many of you who signed up to be “Auxiliary Event” servants. (Interested in participating as needed)
The Family First Leadership Team has started to meet and Michelle Shiparski, Children’s and Family Pastor at St. Marks UMC in Findlay, Ohio has been assigned as Prescription Coach. She will be here on site May 19th and 20th to gather information and lead a four hour training event for the team.
The Growing Generous Givers Team was a part of a video training event in April with Dr. Joseph Bishman, Five Smooth Stones Consulting. The nine week course for Financial Peace University will started Thursday evening April 25th.
The Connections Leadership Team, the Outside Curb Appeal and Signage Leadership Team, the Visual Identity Leadership Team, and the Communications Leadership Team are waiting for their Prescription Coach to be assigned. These teams will begin to meet in the next few weeks.
The Pastor’s Discipleship Academy Team will begin meeting in June.
The Re-formed BreakThrough Prayer Team will begin meeting this spring.
AND as the Prescription Teams move forward in their work there will be more opportunities for you to join in serving.
Praise be to God! MCCI Implementation Team: Dan Wisniewski, council chair; Jeneyene Sitts, lay ministry representative; Mary Michener, SPRC chair; and Pastor David.
MCCI Prescription Teams
Members of Elk River United Methodist Church voted to move forward with the MCCI prescriptions and would like to have you apart of a team. Download the document below to see descriptions of the teams.
The following report is a culmination of the last year and MCCI weekend held January 11th-13th. Contents of the report include our strength, concerns, and prescriptions for growth. The members of Elk River United Methodist Church voted YES! to the prescriptions.