Vital WHAT? (The Difference Between Vital Congregations & Vital Signs)

January 18, 2012

Vital This, Vital That. Vital what? It can be confusing. There are two parallel and complementary initiatives underway in The United Methodist Church, each beginning with the word "Vital," and each having its own set of tools. Vital Congregations ( is the goal-setting piece. Go to that website to:

  • see your church's history
  • assess its current church health, and
  • develop and set goals for the future.
The other piece, Vital Signs, is the measuring/tracking piece – the one that involves churches entering weekly numbers in six categories into the Vital Signs "dashboard."
Check out the story "Focusing on Vital Signs, Vital Congregations in the New Year" to find out more.