Annual conferences are being encouraged to renew their focus on discipleship, especially at congregations in the United Methodist connection where annual baptisms and professions of faith too often are nonexistent, by honoring churches with the new One Matters Discipleship Award.
Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church is urging each conference to use the award to recognize one church that is turning zeros into positive numbers with a renewed focus on discipleship.
Read About One Matters Churches
One recipient of the One Matters Award was Washington Heights United Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Michigan. Appointed to the church in July 2020, the Rev. Monique French hit the ground running, casting vision and creating HOPE for the future. In cooperation with the Calhoun County health department, the church hosted a COVID-19 micro-vaccination clinic, where 198 older adults were vaccinated.