Next Level Innovations (NLI) is an investment in churches that have a recognized potential for reaching more people in their community and inviting them to become disciples of Jesus. These churches have healthy and coachable leadership (clergy and lay). Since 2016 six churches joined Cohort 1, and in 2017 Centreville UMC joined seven other churches for Cohort 2, having been recommended to participate by our district superintendent, Cathy Abbott.
NLI has multiple components including a foundation of prayer, monthly clergy training, two to three laity training events, an intensive weekend of church study, a detailed report and recommendation for innovations specially developed for the church, and follow up coaching for a year or more.
As we work through the NLI Process together, this page will have surveys and other information relevant to our work together.