The mission of the Church Development Team (CDT) is two-fold: to assist in creating New Faith Communities and to support the work of vitality in existing churches. This mission grew out of the All Things New Plan. The CDT works to achieve this mission through the following areas:
Currently, leadership grants include support of Next Level Innovations (NOVA Bi-Districts, Richmond and Elizabeth River Districts) and Creating a Culture of Renewal (in partnership with The Office of Clergy Excellence) as well as local church initiatives to increase the Church’s outreach to the unchurched and dechurched.
In support of the CDT mission, the team accepts applications for New Faith Communities and Leadership Grants four times each year. Applications are due at two weeks prior to scheduled CDT Assessment Team meetings. New Faith Community and Leadership Applications should be submitted to Jonathan Page, Director of Connectional Ministries for Innovation and Creativity, [email protected].
CDT 2023-2024 meetings
October 4, 2023
November 15, 2023
January 11, 2024
March 26, 2024