60 Day Ministry Strategy

The effects of this unprecedented season present three ways to deliver ministry as the Windsor Village Church Family practices social distancing, both now and in the future: Dine-In (enter the facility), Drive-by/Drive thru (stay in vehicle) and On-line (virtual experiences).

Below are ways that the Windsor Village Church Family are committed to delivery ministry to the congregation and community over the next months.

WV Leadership Team

ONGOING

THE WINDSOR VILLAGE CHURCH FAMILY (WVCF)

MINISTRY REPORT

March through December 2020

WVCF Online Presence

Past Activities and Ongoing

  • WVCF Worship Celebrations (Online); pre-recorded and posted Saturdays and Sundays with accompanying sermon notes posted.
  • Victory Wednesday Bible Study (Online); pre-recorded and posted Wednesdays with accompanying notes posted
  • Facebook subscribers; increase of 11% since March 15th
  • Instagram subscribers; increase of 25% since March 15th

Church-wide Programming

Past Activities

  • WVCF Food Bank Distribution launched (Drive-through); Weekly; Over 17 weeks, 532,746 lbs. of food were distributed to 1,023 average households per week
  • Drive-In Worship Celebration (In-person)
  • The Prayer Institute’s National Prayer Call in conjunction with WVUMC (Online); 50 one-hour prayer sessions have been conducted; Weekly
  • COVID-19 Testing (Drive-through); July; 500 people tested
  • The Blood Center Blood Drive (Drive-by);July; 20 donors/36 units of blood collected
  • Virtual New Membership Class (Online)
  • ReClaim Your Mental Health Symposium (Online)
  • WVMC Fellowship & Prayer Call (Online/Phone); Weekly
  • INCITE 2020 Bible Study (Online); Weekly

Scheduled & Ongoing Activities

  • The Power Center Food Park launched (Drive-by); Daily
  • WVCF Food Bank Distribution at The Power Center (Drive-through); Weekly
  • Voter Registration Drive at The Power Center Food Park (Drive-by); Aug-Sept
  • Drive-In Worship & Movie Night (In-person); September
  • Maximizing Social Security Workshop (Online); September
  • “Getting Your House in Order” Estate Planning Seminar (Online); Sept
  • Grief Share Support Group (Online); September-December
  • Divorce Care Support Group (Online); Oct-Jan
  • Communion Kits for the Elderly in the community (In-person); TBD
  • The Prayer Institute’s National Prayer Call in conjunction with WVUMC (Online); Weekly
  • WVMC Fellowship & Prayer Call (Online/Phone); Weekly
  • Personal Calls to WVMC Members to maintain connectivity (Phone); Daily
  • Food delivery for the elderly (In-person); Weekly; 16-20 families served monthly
  • Konversations with Kirbyjon (Online); Weekly
  • INCITE 2020 Bible Study (Online); Weekly

Church Administration

Past Activities

  • Applied for and received Paycheck Protection loan
  • Received reduce liability and asset coverage on church’s insurance
  • Streamlined budget accounts
  • Facilitated more efficient use of online contribution system
  • Purchased/leased various virtual tools to enable the church to better serve during COVID-19

Scheduled/Ongoing Activities

  • Require advance approval on any/all expenditures
  • Reduce cost via vendors to payment deferral request
  • Monitor invoices/expenses to approve only outreach/value-adding requests
  • Process payments in accordance with approved ministry budgets
  • Schedule payments to reduce the outlay of financial resources at the same time
  • Combine multiple vendor payments to reduce associated processing fees
  • Review each staff member’s weekly output to ensure most efficient use of time
  • Convene weekly conference with Finance Team to provide more timely financial assessment actions.
  • Conduct virtual interactions with other churches to gather best practices for moving forward
  • Review each staffing area for possible realignment of what may be required or eliminated in the future.
  • Leave vacated positions open as employees leave to pursue other opportunities
  • Leverage human capital resources across the departments to provide products and services to the congregation and the community

Ministries

CEO Ministry

Past Activities

  • Scholarships awarded (20)
  • Webinar presentations (Online)

Scheduled Activity

  • Social Security Webinar Presentation (Online); September

Children’s Ministry

Past Activities

  • Saturday Show & Tell (Online)
  • The Children’s Half Hour Activities (Online)
  • Vacation Bible School (Online)
  • Healthcare Professionals Service Project (In-person)
  • Acts of Kindness Service Project (Online)
  • Back To School (Online)

Scheduled Activities

  • Acts of Kindness Service Project (Online); December
  • Children’s Grade Level Scripture Memory (Online); October
  • After-School Check-in (Online); September-December
  • The Children’s GLOW (Online); Weekly
  • Parenting Power Up Check-in (Online); Monthly

Coaching and Counseling

Past & Scheduled Activities

  • Free counseling services (Online); 140 clients and 952 counseling sessions to date; Ongoing
  • Grief Share (Online); 41 graduates; May/September/October

Comfort and Care

Past & Scheduled Activities

  • As of July 20, 114 Bereavement Intake Notices processed for WV members; as of July 28, 114 processed, of which 28 were WVCF members (Online); Ongoing
  • Funerals led/attended virtually or in person (In-person); Ongoing
  • Comfort and Care team calls made to members who are bereaved, sick or hospitalized (Phone); (Ongoing)

Guest Relations

Past & Scheduled Activities

  • Usher service WVCF Drive-in Worship Celebration (In-person)
  • Usher service at WVCF Drive-in Worship Celebration (In-person); September

Married Couples’ Ministry

Past Activities

  • Sister Circle: Conversation of Empowerment & Encouragement for Women (Online)
  • Married Couples’ Fun Fellowship (Online)
  • Married Couples’ Topical Café (Online)

Scheduled Activities

  • Married Couples’ Fun Fellowship (Online); September/November/December
  • Married Couples’ Topical Café (Online); October
  • Pre-Marital classes “Ready or Knot” (Online); October/November
  • Coaching and mentoring for couples as requested; Ongoing

Mature Adults’ Ministry

Past & Scheduled Activities

  • Mature Adults’ Bible Study (Online); Weekly
  • Mature Adults’ Exercise Class (Online); Weekly
  • Mature Adults’ Friday Fellowship (Online); Weekly
  • Coffee & Conversation/Mature Adults & Young Adults (Online); Weekly

Men’s Ministry

Past Activities

  • Virtual MENtal Health Symposium (Online)
  • Champions Conversation (Online); featured Ricky Sanders, Rodney McCray, Zina Garrison

Scheduled Activities

  • IronMen Prayer Line (Phone); Ongoing
  • WV Food Bank support (In-person); Weekly

Parenting Ministry

Scheduled Activity

  • Parenting Classes (Online); October-November

Pastoral Ministry

Past & Scheduled Activities

  • Weekly meetings to pray and plan (Virtual)
  • Worship Celebrations (Online) are assigned to pastors and recorded for broadcast; ongoing

Women’s Ministry

Past Activities

  • UMW Women’s Weekend (Online)
  • United Methodist Women’s Voter’s Registration (In-person)
  • The Women’s Mental Health Symposium (Online)

Scheduled Activities

  • United Methodist Women’s Voter’s Registration (In-person); September
  • The Women’s Mental Health Symposium (Online); September/October/November
  • “Absolutely Nothing” Facebook Session (Online); Weekly
  • The Twelve Mentoring Group (Online); Monthly
  • God’s Blueprint for Women’s Bible Study (Online); Monthly

Young Adults’ Ministry

Past Activities

  • Virtual Brunch (Online)
  • Coffee & Conversation (Online)
  • Singles, Saved & Not Satisfied workshop (Online)

Scheduled Activities

  • Book Studies with Singles’ Ministry (Online)
  • 13-Week Divorce Care Program (Online); October/December/January
  • The Chop Fellowship (Online); October
  • Fall Book Study (Online); October
  • Bible Study (Online); Weekly
  • Virtual Fellowships (Online); Ongoing

Youth Ministry (Outbreak)

Past Activities

  • Spring Confirmation
  • Spring Confirmation Drive-by Celebration
  • Memorial Herman Southwest Hospital Drive-By Appreciation
  • Best of the Best
  • Caps-N-Gowns
  • 6th Grade Welcome
  • Growing Forward Together: The Conversation
  • Kingdom Girls Rock: Girl Talk
  • Kingdom Guys Rock: Guy Shop
  • Fresh Fire: New Oil Vacation Bible School
  • Back-2-School Fundraiser and Celebration

Scheduled Activities

  • Fall Confirmation: Kingdom Conversations (Online)
  • Youth Baptism (In-person)
  • Fall Confirmation Celebration (Drive-by)
  • Sugar Land Hospital Appreciation (Drive-by)
  • College and Career Bound Tips: Advancing Education thru the Pandemic (Online)
  • Greater Houston Kingdom Movement Project (Online)
  • Growing Forward Together: The Conversation Part II (Online)
  • Kingdom Girls Rock: The Fall Edition (Online)
  • Kingdom Guys Rock: The Fall Edition (Online)
  • Thanksgiving Missions Drive (Drive-by)
  • NYE the Virtual Experience (Online)
  • Bible Study; (Online); Weekly
  • Worship Services (Online); Weekly
  • Outbreak (OBTV) segments (Online); Weekly
  • Youth Baptism (In-person); Ongoing
  • Parent Check-ins (Phone); Bi-weekly
  • Leadership Check-ins (Online); Monthly
  • Coaching and Counseling (Online); Ongoing
JULY

On-line

Adults

  • New Members’ Class
  • Book Study for Worship & Arts Ministries
  • Book Study for Singles & Young Adults
  • Therapeutic Thursdays, a Mental Health Q & A
  • Total Wellness Seminar for Sheltering in Place
  • Managing COVID Small Business Resources and Training

 Children’s

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Ministry Check-In with Parents
  • Parenting Tips for Summer
  • Half-Hour Activities (Weekdays)
  • Show & Tell (Saturdays)

 Youth

  • Vacation Bible School
  • Ministry Check-In with Parents

Drive-by/Drive thru

  • First Responders Car Parade for Health Care Workers at local hospitals
  • Adopt a Family Initiative for WV Members to stay in connection with Mature Adults of the congregation

Dine-In

  • Blood Drive
AUGUST

On-line

  • Encouraging Video Messages to include Inspirational songs from Worship & Arts

Families

  • Back to School

Adults

  • General Mental Wellness Seminars for:
    • Men
    • Women
  • Coping with COVID Mental Wellness Seminars for:
    • Essential Workers
    • Newlyweds

Children

  • Half-Hour Activities
  • Parenting Tips for Homeschooling
  • Ministry Check-In with Parents

Youth

  • Kingdom Girl & Guys Summit for Youth
  • Youth Worship Night

Ministry Check-In with Parents

SEPTEMBER
  • Virtual Choir for Worship Services
  • New Members’ Class
  • Working Remotely Techniques for Small Business

Children

  • Parenting Tips for Homeschooling
  • Ministry Check-In with Parents

Youth

  • Ministry Check-In with Parents

Drive-by/Drive thru

  • First Responders Car Parade for Health Care Workers at local hospitals

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