The Western North Carolina Leadership Development Team has several opportunities to grow your leadership capacity this fall! Many of them involve meeting with your peers in a small group relationship in order to share in the growth process together. The Continue reading LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT for CLERGY AND MINISTRY PROFESSIONALS in WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA
A five-day renewal retreat for ministry leaders at mid-career October 30, 3:00pm – November 3, 11:00am Ministry is beautiful, amazing, profound, and exciting. It is also exhausting, frustrating, and overwhelming! By the time people reach mid-career, they’ve learned the basics Continue reading Great Ministry in the Second-Half of Life: Rediscovering Meaning, Balance, Joy, and Success
A 21st century take on Christian Discipleship John Wesley once famously said, “There is no holiness apart from social holiness.” Over the years, many have mistakenly asserted that he was talking about social justice. In reality, he was talking about doing Continue reading NEW ROOM BANDS
by Parker Haynes, Associate Minister at Myers Park UMC, Charlotte If you don’t already listen to podcasts, you might want to check them out. It’s one of the best ways to learn and get new ideas about all kinds of things Continue reading PODCASTS ON SMALL GROUP CULTURE
In addition to the class meeting, early Methodism had another vital practice called “bands,” which were smaller in size than the class meeting and also more intense in accountability. Today, they would be considered something like an accountability or covenant Continue reading A Model for Wesleyan Contemplative Order
Make Your Church a Place Where Kids Belong A book recommendation from Parker Haynes, Associate Minister at Myers Park UMC, Charlotte. One of the reasons I love Creating a Lead Small Culture is because while we often talk about doing Continue reading CREATING A LEAD SMALL CULTURE – A Book Review
Dr. Kevin Watson has written a fresh new guide to the theory and practice of the Wesley class meeting, an essential element of truly Wesleyan spirituality. This book is for clergy and congregations who are looking for ways to develop Continue reading THE CLASS MEETING – KEVIN WATSON
A classic book on creating a small group culture is Andy Stanley’s Creating Community, which came out way back in 2004, but still offers some great insight into ministry. Stanley covers the gamut of small group ministry, but it’s from Continue reading CREATING COMMUNITY – ANDY STANLEY
by Parker Haynes, Associate Minister at Myers Park UMC, Charlotte It’s nothing new to say that God created us for community. In baptism, we are incorporated into the body of Christ and become the laos. We want others to be present Continue reading WHY GO SMALL?
A new round of Grants have been offered from the Leadership Development Team for some exciting opportunities for Clergy and Ministry Professionals of WNCC! Our providers say thanks and invite you to join in these exciting retreats and programs designed Continue reading LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND THANKS!