Church of Excellence in Outreach

Church of Excellence in Mission

Recognizing Churches Excelling in Mission

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     


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.

4.  Plan and implement an annual mission celebration event.

5.  Participate in the Global Ministry Missionary Covenant Relationship program or establish a continuing relationship

     with an United Methodist Missionary

6.  Participate in at least one sustained local mission outreach vital to church engagement of the community.

7.  Participate in a mission trip or mission project outside the local community.

8.  Pay apportionments in full.

9.  Collect UMC and North Georgia special offerings or provide financial assistance to:

  • Housing and Homeless (2nd Sunday in February)
  • UMCOR Sunday  (4th Sunday in Lent)
  • Wesley Woods  (2nd Sunday in May)
  • Bishop’s Annual Conference Mission Appeal (Late May or Early June)
  • United Methodist Children's Home/ Wellroot (3rd Sunday in September)

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

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