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 first cohort will rely entirely on these nominations to form a body of prospective applicants. Nominated congregations will then be invited to fill out a brief profile/application which includes guided discernment activities and questions. Our planning team will select the first cohort from among these applications.
We will seek congregations across the cohorts that are diverse in size, racial/ethnic makeup and history, and social location to promote the best learning environment.