Leadership Development programs are available to support the growth of United Methodist leaders across WNC. For PDF forms, please download the form and save it to your computer before filling it out. There is less chance of losing information.



This scholarship is for use by clergy and ministry professionals who have participated in a WNC Leadership Development initiative and have been invited to request funds for follow-up development.  If you have any questions about the form or its use, please contact Marsha Patton.  


  • Provider Grant Application
  • Provider Grant Evaluation Form PDF
    • This form is for those providers who have received a grant from the WNCC Leadership Development Team.  Please submit evaluation form within 30 days of completion of the program
Available year round, this one-hour phone consultation with a leadership development professional is designed to assist you in planning for your growth and development, both personally and professionally.  This opportunity is beneficial for someone who has ideas about needed areas for growth, but would like support for identifying resources to support that growth or for those who are uncertain about where to begin their next phase of learning.  See page two of the PDF for more information.
  • Ministry Development Consultation Application PDF 


Reinvesting local church apportionment dollars into Western North Carolina through the Leadership Development Team.


The Conference Council on Finance and Administration has adopted a policy, endorsed by Bishop Leeland and the WNCC Cabinet, that a church requesting a grant from the Conference, District and even General Church agency, must be progressing toward 100% payment of all 2020 apportionments.  This applies toward churches and clergy.  If your church doesn’t meet this qualification, a grant application should not be submitted.  We are endeavoring to work with churches that are striving to meet apportionment payment goals and will consider requests on a case by case basis.

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