Over the years, Methodist churches have measured success in all aspects of ministry. The value of every church reflects a defined culture and determines its future. Success is defined in several ways: numerical growth in members, new venues, launching online presence, larger budgets, greater income, growing endowments and expanding sources of support. Leaders in many churches are valued in leading the organization through a continued growth process of members, income and ministries. Growth is the driving force in devising a strategy to increase financial resources and younger members’ talents in reaching desired levels of expanding ministries throughout local communities. DevCo has experts who can assist with leadership’s strategies to expand ministries and attract younger families to become an active part of the churches’ future existence. A process of developing realistic financial budgets and strategies are key factors in sustaining church financial stability. A critical first step in examining the effectiveness of church growth is to have the leadership to equip the congregations with strategies to expand ministries into the future with increased membership and those individuals bearing the Christian faith at the center of a church’s life!
DevCo representatives can help existing church leaders and members to find better ways of sustaining ministries and striving for unity among the older and younger generations. We encourage church leaders to review the effectiveness of their leadership efforts and determine how they contribute towards the financial and human successes of Methodist churches throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. We are available to assist clergy, leaders and congregants in expanding programs, venues, resources, and ministries. Throughout our visits to many of the Methodist churches, a common theme has been the challenges of church leaders in developing successful financial strategies. At DevCo, we are willing to help leadership to follow a constructive strategic plan while having a positive impact in membership growth, programs and ministries. We are Methodists Helping Methodists!