This team is responsible for strategic planning and funding for new church starts and restarts within the Minnesota Conference.
Members look for areas in the state that lack a United Methodist presence and/or are ripe for a new faith community. New faith communities are planted to serve specific geographic areas, demographic audiences, and/or psychographic groups (examples would be those in recovery or homeless youth).
The team also decides each year how to allocate the congregational development budget for new faith communities. Learn more about the conference’s new church starts
The group meets about once a month.
Chair: Rev. John Mitchem
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Staff: Rev. Paul Marzahn
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Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church