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 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
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!
by Rev. Jacqueline Elliott Tookey, Pastor of Mt. Zion UMC, Piney Creek and Executive Director of Big Sigh Ministries Prior to my 2014 three-month renewal leave from a wonderful local church appointment, my ministry was affected by the tremendous physical, emotional, Continue reading Seeing Beyond the Power Lines: The Importance of Renewal Leaves
Leadership Development for Your Church: Pastoral Study Project Grant “As realtors always emphasize location, church leaders need to always develop their leadership.” One of my ministry mentors has often reminded me of the importance of leadership development. Church leadership is Continue reading Leadership Development for Your Church: Pastoral Study Project Grant
by Lovett H. Weems, Jr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., says people’s first impressions are often shaped by assumptions and stereotypes. And the early information we get about a person influences how we interpret and remember later information, simply because in Continue reading Why First Impressions Really Do Matter
This list of spiritual directors has been compiled on behalf of the Leadership Development Team. If you suggestions to add, please send the information to Kim Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the name, credentials, location, and contact information. Appalachian District Continue reading Western North Carolina Spiritual Directors by Districts
by William Treseder I used to wake up, stumble over to my phone, and immediately get lost in a stream of pointless notifications. This digital haze continued throughout the day, keeping me from accomplishing important tasks. I was distracted, anxious, Continue reading The Two Things Killing Your Ability to Focus
by Dave Zietlow New Year’s resolutions allow the possibility for a season to recalibrate self and ministry. Perhaps this is a time to focus on spiritual renewal. As a pastoral coach for the past several years in the North Carolina Continue reading Leveraging Coaching
I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13) “I am tired; burned out. I have been beaten up by the dysfunction of this congregation, and the two before this Continue reading Is There Enough Goodness to Justify a Life in Ministry?