The Source Collaborative: Nomination Process
The success of Source Collaborative will depend upon identifying congregations that are ready to learn, change, and grow. These characteristics indicate spiritual orientation more than size or budget. We will use alumni networks and judicatory leaders to help identify UMC congregations that are ready and eager to take the next faithful step toward vitality. The pilot cohort of 2021-22 relied entirely on these nominations to form a body of prospective applicants.
The 2022-23 is now forming. We are seeking congregations across the cohorts that are diverse in size, racial/ethnic makeup and history, and social location to promote the best learning environment.
We are looking for the following characteristics in congregations who journey with us:
· Self-awareness of need to change
· Strong potential to thrive (stable, not struggling to survive)
· Congregation and pastor are willing and ready to work with a coach
· Projected continuity of pastoral leadership (not actively seeking new appointment)