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New Missional Leaders

Identify 600 new missional leaders by December 31, 2020

Led by Center for Leadership Excellence





Pathway for Resourcing Local Churches:

  • A Missional Leader:

    • Moves from meeting God to an active, growing and authentic faith in Jesus Christ; and 
    • Is identified as a leader and is mentored by another leader; and
    • Provides leadership in their local church and/or beyond, and
    • Identifies and has begun mentoring a new leader

Ways for Growing in Missional Leadership:

  • Lay Servant Ministry
  • Mission, Service & Justice Ministries
  • Next Generation Ministries
  • Center for Leadership Excellence
  • Center for Congregational Excellence
  • United Methodist Men
  • United Methodist Women

How we will reach our goal

  • Complete 7 in-person, quality invitations on average per week to people who have not yet been equipped to become a new missional leader.
  • Engage 3 ministerial leaders on average per week with an intentional teaching about conversations with potential new missional leaders using 5 Cups of Coffee.

New Missional Leader Resources View More Resources →

Check out the newest resources related to identifying and raising up Missional Leadership

Discipleship Coaching

Discipleship coaching offers a model for creating a transformational, multiplying discipleship culture within a ministry context. Through this coaching model you can develop a focused vision for where you’re going and a creative plan for getting there.  

What is Mentoring

Discover what is included in mentoring, including questions to ask yourself as you discern whether you are called to be a mentor and idea starters on initiating a mentoring conversation.  

From Here to There Graphic Novel

“From Here to There” is a 28-page full-color graphic novel that tells the story of John, Naomi and Sam as they try to figure out living a life with purpose. This is a great resource to share with youth and young adults as they consider the ways God might be calling them into service. The digital PDF is available for download. If you would like more information, or access to print copies, contact Jenny Gragg at, from the Center for Leadership Excellence.


Missional Leaders Team

Rev. Jeff Baker, Lead
Rev. Robin Bell
Rev. Alice Fowler
Jenny Gragg
Rev. Kim Jenne
Rev. Molly Moore
Maggie Lohmeyer
Rev. Mark Statler
Amy Thompson
Rev. Jon Thompson