MCCI: Missional Church Consultation Initiative

Originally developed by the West Ohio Conference in 2011, the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) provides churches and their pastors with an intensive consultation and clergy training/coaching/resourcing model. It is designed to assist congregations that are currently plateaued, are in decline, or are on the way “up” but not sure what should come next— and have the pastoral leadership and potential resources to jumpstart a new life cycle of ministry fruitfulness.


September 19: Resource Sunday – 10:30am-12:00pm, Fellowship Hall
An MCCI coach meets with the church to name our current ministry activities, organization, partnerships, and other resource areas that make up who we are and how we operate as a church today.

October 14: MCCI Express Day – 9:00am-9:00pm, Fellowship Hall
MCCI Coaches will interview and tour wit clergy, paid staff, and some elected leaders during the day. The entire church is invited to participate in an evening session with coaches to talk about who we are and our mission and to dream about what is next.

October 17: MCCI Report Day – 9:30am-10:30am, Sanctuary
The church receives a report of 3-5 unique “prescriptions” or recommendations on next steps the church needs to take to move from a plateau to jumpstarting new fruitfulness.

November 21: MCCI Vote Day – 10:30am, Sanctuary
All church members are encouraged to be present on this special day. If those present to vote by 75% or more accept the recommended prescriptions, the decision is made to go forward with MCCI resources underwritten by the Minnesota Annual Conference.

Greetings from Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, founder of MCCI. Sue sent this video to the church at the beginning of pandemic when she had been slated to travel from Ohio to preach in worship. Her enthusiasm for this church and our future is palpable to this day!

The Primary Leadership Component Assessment is a tool designed by Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey to help church members identify their gifts and prayerful discern how they can best put those gifts to work in the life of the church. Take the assessment today!