Connect with 30 colleagues for an opportunity to do a deep dive of reflection on your recent 8 years of ministry and life; using resources and develop ideas for renewal and reflection on your gifts, challenges, ministry settings, and life stage; with the result of growth and vision for your next 8 years of ministry.
The Conference Office is collecting information for the 2022 Journal and as in years past, is requesting churches to report church and parsonage renovations, remodeling, new buildings, dedications, etc. that took place over the past year (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022). For your reference, a copy of the 2021 Journal Historical Data pages gives examples of information reported most recently.
Hear engaging presentations with representatives from Wespath and EY. Register before September 26th and a personalized, confidential Benefit Projection will be mailed to you. PLUS sign up for a 30-minute individual virtual consultation with a member of the Wespath Benefit Education Team. Spouses are welcome to join the webinar and consultation!
Antiracism Ethics Training is the Clergy Ethics Training for the quadrennium through June 2024, and thus it is mandatory for all clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference. The training will be facilitated by RISE! (Race: an In-depth Spiritual Examination) trainers. Each clergy person is to have a lay leader participate in the training. This inclusion of laity will foster more effective change in congregational culture.
The Renfro Trust Fund awards annual bricks-and-mortar grants to small rural United Methodist congregations in the Southeastern Jurisdiction. The deadline for submission is September 1, 2022. Completed applications should be returned to Brian Mateer in the office of Missional Engagement by August 25, 2022.
Set for September 12-14, Hinton aims to bring rural clergy together with the retreat and provide resources and encouragement for those who face the unique challenges that accompany rural ministry settings.
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