An Assessment of the Mission Ministries of Arlington Heights United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas
Mary K Spradlin
This project proposes to help one congregation move from a one-way model of missional giving toward a model of mission ministries that emphasizes relationship-building, empowerment and community development. Congregation members attended a community development conference, participated in small group book studies, and engaged with a blog focused on an empowerment model of mission ministries. These activities prompted small but significant changes to existing ministries. Additionally, members of the congregation are motivated to pursue further evaluation of existing ministries and creation of new ministries that encourage relationship-building and follow an empowerment model rather than a handout model.