Congregational Development and Revitalization
Why NCD? Holston Conference leaders were inspired by evidence that Natural Church Development can help invigorate churches. In the Florida United Methodist Conference, for instance, 12 churches in Orlando saw these results in the second year of NCD:
Members received by profession of faith increased 90 percent, compared with a district-wide decline of 14 percent.The number of persons removed by transfer to other United Methodist churches decreased 21 percent, compared with a district-wide increase of 54 percent. Attendance in short-term small groups increased 75 percent, while other churches in the district experienced a 16 percent decline.
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