Vital Congregations - Vital Signs

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The mission of The United Methodist Church is to “Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.” (Matt 28:18-20 & Matt 22:36-40) This mission is achieved through 
vital congregations that equip and empower people to be Disciples of Jesus Christ in their
homes and communities around the world.

NEWS: Vital Signs Dashboard Simplified

In 2017 your church’s Vital Signs dashboard was simplified to collect three vitally important data points:

  1. Average Worship Attendance
  2. Professions of Faith
  3. Baptisms

Your church should continue to report these three statistics quarterly. Clergy or their designee will continue to receive the email weekly as a reminder to report data. However, the decision to similarly track other metrics, e.g., small group attendance, people served in mission, etc., will be at the discretion of the congregation and pastor. Pastors and churches are free to monitor their other vital signs in whatever way is most helpful to them.

Quick Start Information for  
Vital Congregations & VitalSigns

For information or technical support, contact Pam Higgins at


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