Covenant Communities Committed to Learning and Implementing Missional Ministry Practices

Beginning in the fall of 2019  Covenant Communities Committed to Learning and Growth begins with a collaborative process of learning and implementation of the six missional ministry practices.

Five Congregations will host learning events focused on the Six Missional Practices:

  • Dwelling the Word
  • Announcing the Kingdom of God
  • Spiritual Discernment
  • Hospitality
  • Dwelling in the World
  • Missional Action

All Congregations are invited to participate in the commitment to learning and growing.

The Commitment

Churches commit to:

  1. Participate in all five sessions to be held on Saturday mornings once every other month.
  2. Gather a group of at least four participants (including the pastor)
  3. Host at least one Saturday morning session*.
  4. Have the session approve participation in this covenant community.
  5. Contribute $200 to cover costs.
  6. Implement the missional ministry practices and report back to the larger group their successes and their excellent failures.

Pastors commit to:

  1. Participate in a support/coaching group to be held prior to the Saturday events.


The Missional Practices Learning Communities have started!

Participating Congregations

First Presbyterian of Newton
First Presbyterian Of Sussex
First Presbyterian of Stanhope
Ogden Memorial Presbyterian
First Presbyterian of Succasunna
Community Presbyterian Church, Chester
Berkshire Valley Presbyterian Church

First Gathering was October 5th at First Presbyterian of Succasunna.

Resources from Dwelling in the Word and Announcing the Kingdom of God.

  • September 10, 2019


    Missional Practices Kick Off

  • October 5, 2019

    Missional Practices of Dwelling in the Word and Announcing the Kingdom of God


    October 5, 2019

  • November 16, 2019


    Missional Practice of Spiritual Discernment

  • January 25,2020

    Missional Practice of Hospitality


    January 25,2020

  • March 7, 2020


    Missional Practice of Dwelling in the World

  • May 2, 2020

    Missional Practice of Focus on Missional Action


    May 2, 2020

Locations of Workshops

September 10 Kick off – September Presbytery Meeting at Parsippany Presbyterian Church

October 5 – First Presbyterian Church of Succasunna

November 16 – First Presbyterian Church of Berkshire Valley

January 25 – First Presbyterian Church of Newton

March 7 – Community Presbyterian Church, Chester

May 2 – First Presbyterian Church of Stanhope

Watch this space for additional  information about locations and Workshop facilitators will be announced soon.