2017 Day of Exploration

This event is cancelled until further notice.


When: Thursday, October 5, 2017 

Where: Eagle Ridge Conference Center
             1500 Raymond Lake Road
             Raymond, MS  39154


  • New Faith Communities (9  - 11:30 am) 
  • Church Revitalization (1:30 - 4 pm) | (Click on the workshop title or copy and paste this URL  



Join us for a day of exploration and explore your calling to church planting or revitalization. The Day of Exploration is designed to help those who have a burning desire and call from God to plant a new faith community or to revitalize an existing faith community.  

Whether you attended one of the Time of Discovery events or not – and you want to know more about what it takes to transform a church or you have a burning desire for church revitalization, the Day of Exploration is for you.

Learn about the gifts and graces needed to be a church planter, church strategies, and next steps. The Rev. William Chaney, Southeastern Jurisdiction Strategist for New Church Starts (Path 1) will be leading the new faith community (planting) section.

Learn how READINESS 360 will help your congregation gain shared, unprecedented insight as to where they are today - their unique strengths in their current context - so that any new vision, goal or ministry becomes more achievable, leading your church toward renewal and toward a future that is befitting the Christian gospel. 

Readiness 360 is an online assessment (survey) tool that assesses four critical capacities for multiplying thriving ministries -- Spiritual Intensity, Missional Alignment, Dynamic Relationships and Cultural Openness -- in a report so that needed steps are shared, clear and impactful.

Ready to take the next step? Want to know more?

Come yourself or bring a team from your church. Do you know someone who has the gifts and graces to start a new faith community or revitalize an existing church? Invite them! All are welcome – clergy and laity!  

Join the movement! 

Register to attend and join us to explore the possibilities of reaching new people and making disciples for the transformation of the world.

Want to be in the loop? Text "faithcommunity" to the number 95577 to receive tips, updates and details! (Please note: there is no space between "faith" and "community").

For more information, contact Jane Horstman at jhorstman@mississippi-umc.org or 769-243-7072.

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