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Sep. 12, 2014 The Digest is an easy way to catch up on all of the stories that have been published in the last week. Each story is linked to the original, and there is a short excerpt. You may want to share this digest on your church's website so that they know what has been happening in our conference and beyond.Read more »
Sep. 12, 2014 Pastors of the Western North Carolina Conference are invited to North Carolina Wesleyan's 2nd Annual Pastors Breakfast, October 2, 2014 from 9am To 11am in the Garner Lobby Of The Dunn Center for Performing Arts.Read more »
Sep. 11, 2014 Registrations are continuing to come in for the February 9-19, 2015 “Journey through the Bible” Holy Land pilgrimage led by Bishop Larry Goodpaster. We want to invite you to join us for this significant experience in helping the Bible live more fully in your life.Read more »
Sep. 11, 2014 Assorted events from Lake Junaluska, Hinton Rural Life Center and the Chrysalis Counseling Center that can be added to your calendars:Read more »
Sep. 11, 2014 Ski Lake Junaluska’s winter season will kick off with a New Year’s Celebration featuring Dr. Derrick-Lewis Noble and worship band TransMission on December 30 - January 1.Read more »
By A.J. Thomas
“Are you a visiting pastor?” It was the initial get-to-know-you meeting with SPRC before the appointment started, and the oldest member of the committee wanted to know how much visiting I would do. This fall, many clergy evaluations will include some sentiment of “We’d like to see our pastor visit more.” We all know that no matter how much we do, it will never be “enough.”
We clergy and laity are often co-conspirators that the pastor is the professional whose services are contracted and paid for by the congregation. In short, the minister to paid to do the ministry, which in many of our congregations, includes an increasing amount of pastoral care.
What about the ministry of the laity?
“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” How you can answer God’s call for peacemakers? Sophia Agtarap shares what it means to be a peacemaker and offers the Serenity Prayer as a tool to help us spread peace in the world and peace in our hearts.Watch more on our YouTube channel »
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