Church of Excellence in Outreach

Church of Excellence in Mission

Recognizing Churches Excelling in Mission

Submission deadline is January 31, 2021

Amplifying Information for Criteria

      Effective currently - December 31, 2020 and based on fiscal year implementation and application.

  1. Contact Rev. Scott Parrish to initiate a shared review process with focus on a strategic congregational mission portfolio. 
  2. Identify a Mission Leader who is approved by the church/charge conference.
  3. Establish missions as a priority for your church by:

            - Forming a Biblically based Mission Strategy.
            - Providing a means of communicating mission and outreach information on a regular basis within your church.

  1. Plan and implement an annual mission celebration event.
  2. Participate in the Global Ministry Missionary Covenant Relationship program or establish a continuing relationship with a United Methodist Missionary. The missionary and project list is here
  1. Participate in at least one sustained local mission outreach program.
  1. Participate in a mission trip or mission project outside the local community.
  1. Pay apportionments in full.
  1. Collect special offerings or provide financial assistance to:

            - Housing and Homeless (2nd Sunday in February)
            - One great hour of sharing (4th Sunday in Lent)
            - Wesley Woods (2nd Sunday in May)
            - Bishop’s Annual Conference Mission Appeal (Late May or Early June)
            - Methodist Children’s Home (3rd Sunday in September)

  1. Contribute to or participate in an Advance Project in 4 of the areas listed:

           - International Advance -search by country or project                                                                                                                                 

           - National Advance  -search by country or project                                                                                                                                     

            -UMCOR material resource support (cleaning, hygeine, or school kits)
           - North Georgia Conference Advance
           - District Advance (Contact your District Office for information)


For further information, contact Scott Parrish at or 678-533-1374