Vitality Resources

Looking for books, training, or funds to help your church live into it's God-sized dreams? 

Plowpoint Trainings:
  • Stepping into the Stream- Specifically designed to equip congregations to navigate through the four stages of ministry and to discern and implements God’s vision and purpose for the church by listening to God, one another, the needs of your neighbors, and finding your unique ability to respond
  • Longing to Belong- Designed to equip and empower congregations to navigate through various stages of transition and conflict and to move forward faithfully in ministry together.
  • Healthy Transitions-Designed to equip the Pastor and key Lay Leadership positions of the church to gain clarity in their individual and group leadership strengths and challenges. Healthy Transitions focuses on using a personality profile to understand better how to work together, scripturally based healthy storming strategies, building relational covenants, and general forming techniques.  This is a great resource for churches with a newly appointed Pastor and/or teams within a church that would like a refresher in covenant building, good communication techniques, and general re-forming as a team. 


Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

District Grants