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The VITAL Initiative to Revitalize Small Churches

2016 is going to be a great year for The VITAL Initiative in Virginia! Beverly Nations and I enjoyed our time with Virginia pastors at Prayer Conference in Winchester. Robert N Kasi Meredith are doing an excellent job as State Facilitator.

On Saturday, February 6, 2016, for the first time ever, The VITAL Initiative was presented to pastors west of the Mississippi River and the expansion is set to continue throughout 2016.

The Vital InitiativeMidlands Region Administrative Bishop Derwood Perkins invited Pastor Michael Nations, founding director of The VITAL Initiative, to challenge the pastors attending the Super Saturday Church Training Conference held at Cross Community Church in Des Moines, Iowa. The theme for the conference was the theme Bishop Perkins has chosen for the Midlands Region, “Empowered, Engaged, and Elevated.” There was over 100 pastors and laity in attendance.

The VITAL Initiative has a mission to help the Church of God realize and utilize the place and power of small churches in 21st century Kingdom work.

“There was an immediate connection and the Lord blessed and encouraged as Pastor Nations shared the ideals of The VITAL Initiative with pastors serving faithfully in Iowa and Nebraska,” Bishop Perkins stated.

Michael Nations stated, “If the Church of God is going to fulfill the mission task God has set before us, we must engage every church, including small churches.”

For more information about the Vital Initiative, visit To contact Michael Nations by telephone call (828) 246-5071 or by email at

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