The Chattanooga District will be known by the movement sweeping through our communities through local United Methodist churches and ministries. This movement will be marked by the following observable characteristics:
Laity will be equipped empowered and sent from our churches into our communities to be in ministry
Clergy will model servant leadership of Jesus Christ by forming meaningful relationships in their communities in settings beyond the walls of their churches.
The United Methodist Church will have a strong presence among young adults in the downtown Chattanooga nightlife.
Our churches will routinely partner with other churches to share supplies and resources for ministries such as Vacation Bible School.
Our churches will be committed to breaking down barriers between persons and groups in their communities and will reflect the demographics of their surrounding communities
Through these efforts, we will see attendance in worship services grow in all our churches; and by 2020 average weekly attendance for the district will grow from 8,222 in 2012 to 9,500.
How will we do all of this? Read the action plan below to find out the concrete steps our district is taking to make this vision a reality.