What is the Vitality Pathway?
The Free evangelical church in Bergerac has engaged the Vitality Pathway since 2017. Vitality Pathway is a process that uses two workshops, congregational assignments, and an assessment tool (PULSE) to help a local church with dependence upon the Holy Spirit to discern God’s purpose and plan. The goal of the Pathway is to help every church discover what it means to be a Healthy Missional church.
What do we mean by Healthy Missional Church?
By Healthy, we mean pursuing Christ (Matthew 22:37-39) and by Missional, we mean pursuing Christ’s purposes in the world (Matthew 28:18-20). These concepts are developed in the 10 Healthy Missional Markers of the Pathway.
What kind of church would benefit from participating?
The Vitality Pathway describes four types of churches: Healthy Missional, Stable, Critical Moment, and At Risk.
Any church type can benefit from the Pathway experience. From an At Risk church discerning what to do in a very precarious situation to a Healthy Missional church discerning what it needs to do to stay Healthy and Missional.
The Pathway works in any church, regardless of worship style, size, location, or culture.If you wish to learn more about this process, have a look at the official website.