“Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ. for the transformation of the world. Local churches are the most significant arena where disciple-making occurs.” (Book of Discipline, ¶120)
Ministries of the Conference will exhibit the following characteristics in support of the three strategic areas within the Oklahoma Annual Conference Strategic Plan:
- I. Growing Fruitful Congregations/Ministries: a. The mission and vision of the ministry are aligned with the Conference mission statement.
b. The ministry can demonstrate effectiveness and fruitfulness
c. The ministry demonstrates sound fiscal stewardship
- II. Recruiting, Assessing, Equipping & Sending Spiritual Leaders
a. The ministry is intentional concerning race, age, and gender inclusiveness.
b. The ministry is actively engaged in training/preparing new laity & clergy members for assuming more active leadership roles in the ministry.(new)
- III. Promoting Ministry Partnerships
a. The ministry is strongly connected to the local church.
b. The ministry has Conference-wide impact or represents the Conference ministry priority.
Each ministry or program that receives funds from the Annual Conference will be assessed annually. The board of that ministry will be invited to complete a ministry audit on their own behalf. The Annual Conference Council will review each ministry and will fill out an assessment based on the above questions.