Do your leaders have a desire to start something new? Reach the community? Go “from the steeple to the street?” Western North Carolina Conference is engaged with Fresh Expressions to train leaders in Western North Carolina to think outside the Continue reading Steeple to Street
Excellence in Ministry helps churches realize their vision by helping them move from Membership to Discipleship. They offer multiple resources including a workshop, blog, coaching, and more. Phil Maynard and their team believes every congregation has the potential to make a Continue reading Excellence in Ministry Coaching
Chris Westmoreland, pastor of Long’s Chapel UMC in Lake Junaluska It was my last year of seminary when I sat down in the office of a beloved professor who was asking a question about a recently submitted project. He asked, Continue reading Equipping the Saints for Ministry
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
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!
A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God by Eugene H. Peterson Living Out the Word Made Flesh -Sixty years ago I found myself distracted, – Eugene Peterson writes. -A chasm had developed between the Continue reading As Kingfishers Catch Fire
Progressive Youth Ministry Conference March 8-10, 2017 in Montreat, NC. It can be difficult for a youth worker who identifies as “progressive” or “liberal” to find a tribe. Most events, conferences, camps, and curricula cater to evangelicals. But as progressive Continue reading Progressive Youth Ministry
Discovering our Spiritual Gifts together as a church Plowpoint Ministries offers Finding Your Burning Bush as a way to help people identify their gifts and recognize how to use them in ministry. We have all been given gifts by the Continue reading Finding Your Burning Bush
by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. Lovett Weems examines the findings of a new report on engaging young adults and shares clues for improving ministry with younger people. He notes that churches that assume they can engage young adults in the Continue reading Lessons from Churches that Reach Young Adults