The Church Legacy Initiative (CLI) is a new ministry of the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church, in collaboration with the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina and supported by a grant from The Duke Endowment. Its purpose is to assist churches in making faithful decisions about their future and providing a legacy which will help to make disciples in this and future generations.
CLI works collaboratively with District Superintendents and district Church Vitality Strategists to determine which churches should participate in the discernment process, to review progress, and to determine next steps.
CLI plays an important role in the Church Vitality process for the Western North Carolina Conference as churches purposefully discern the faithful path God is calling them to follow, either for intentional revitalization of their own church or to provide a legacy which will assist with the revitalization of other churches and the creation of new faith communities.
Through loving faithfulness in this new ministry, the Church Legacy Initiative will provide the WNCC with greater opportunities to fulfill our mission of following Jesus and making disciples who will transform our communities and the world.
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