Exceed Initiative: new church starts


The Exceed Initiative is a ministry whose purpose is to generate new funding to start new churches in Indiana. The Exceed Initiative will raise $1.5 million to cover the launch of 30 new reproducing faith communities by 2020. New faith communities are the most effective way to reach unreached people. This initiative is a call to action for you and others to exceed your normal church giving by supporting this cause either through a one-time give or regular on-going support.

The Conference Church Development committee will be responsible for vetting each new faith community and expending the funds to discover, develop, and deploy into action passionate spiritual leaders and teams.  The Exceed Initiative offers 7 ways to give. Details are available on the website. Since 2009, this team has invested more than $1.3M in grants toward establishing new congregations, worship services, and faith communities. In order to reach our goal of starting 30 new faith communities, however, it will be necessary to raise additional funds each year through Exceed.


We’re counting on leaders like you and God, “…who is able to do exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” Ephesians 3:20 (NKJV)


David Neckers at david.neckers@inumc.org or

Sharon Washington at sharon.washington@inumc.org;

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