For more than two decades, Vibrant Faith Ministries has helped Christian organizations implement change and move their ministries forward.
Why Vibrant Faith Ministries?
Vibrant Faith Ministries carefully selects the people who serve as our consultants-choosing only those with years of congregational experience, a thorough understanding of faith formation principles and practices, and a deep respect for the uniqueness of each congregational setting.
- Our consultants take time to CONNECT with congregational leaders, fostering a climate of trust and ongoing regard.?
- We help leaders HIGHLIGHT the most pressing issues facing their congregations, ALIGN their words and actions with what matters most, and then set goals to NAVIGATE towards God's preferred future.
- Throughout this process, our consultants GUIDE leaders past the roadblocks that have caused their ministries to stall, providing leaders with tools to EVALUATE what's working and what isn't as well as how to move forward in ministry.
Our trained consultants pay close attention to building safe spaces for people to work together to address the most pressing issues facing their congregation. They help congregations recognize and build on their strengths; they assist leaders by challenging current behaviors and assumptions; and they seek to bring out the best in every congregation as they move into uncharted territory.
"Our experiences with Vibrant Faith Ministries have been infectious. We achieved the results that we directly worked for, but what surprised me most were the results that I didn't solicit or even know about at the time. For example, across the street from our congregation is a senior residential living home. While we talked a great deal at church about reaching out to the community with God's love, we emphasized very specific projects and outreach initiatives, such as the local food shelf. But, as is often the case, I completely forgot about the seniors living right across the street from our congregation.
Each year, our church hosts a pancake breakfast that brings in a great number of folks from the community. During this event, shortly before we were done serving for the day, the senior residents from across the street walked in the door. After they were served, I went over to the woman who was working at the center that day. I told her how much I appreciated them joining us. She looked at me and said, 'It was the least we could do after all your church has done for us.' I visit there occasionally, but didn't think that I had really done much to reach out other than walking through the door. In my vanity, I said that I hadn't really done that much. She said, 'No, for the past several months, members of your church have been bringing treats for the residents every Sunday morning after church.' I had no idea, but at that moment I knew that Vibrant Faith Ministries had helped make a real and lasting change to who we are and how we "do church.'"
Pastor Darrell Kyle
Trinity Lutheran Church
Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin