Center for Vitality

Excellence in Leadership – Arkansas Conference UMC


Rev. Dede Roberts, Center Director
Dr. Blake Bradford

The Center for Vitality, exists within the Arkansas Annual Conference to create an environment and process that leads clergy and laity in the local church toward excellence in leadership development and congregational vitality that makes disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world with excellence and passion.

The work of the Center will begin with the unique mission field of the local church and address the adaptive learning that occurs with clergy and laity working as a team.  The local church is resourced by a congregational coach assigned to the process of working in new ways to engage the mission field and make disciples.