Are you nursing an entrepreneurial idea for ministry, but don’t know how to get it started (much less fund it)? Is your church ready to move a social enterprise idea down the field that funds other aspects of ministry? Could you use the wisdom of others to test-drive an idea for missional entrepreneurship?
Join us for a Hatchathon, a collaborative incubator experience, where creative people get coaching and colleagues around mission and social enterprise. September 22-24 at the Conference Office in Huntersville.
Means of Grace Podcast: The Heart of Our Calling with Dr. Sam Wells
In this episode, we have a guest host, Parker Haynes, pastor of Trinity UMC in King, NC and member of the Leadership Development Team. He interviews the Rev. Dr. Samuel Wells, Vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, parish priest of the Church of England, and former Dean of Duke Chapel, and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School. Dr. Wells speaks to us as a follow-up to a recent webinar that he participated in through Duke Divinity School called “Soul-Tending in a Virtual Age: How to Preach, Pastor, and Disciple in these Challenging Times.”
The Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits upon recommendation from the Health Benefits Subcommittee of the Board has approved the 2023 rate schedule for our Conference Active and Retiree Health Plans.
Spiritual Renewal Grant for Clergy and Lay Ministry Professionals
Ministry leaders are exhausted and in need of time away to recharge. The LDT wants to help nurture your own spiritual health, as you nurture the spiritual walks of others. Ministry leaders (clergy and lay professionals) who sign up for a Spiritual Renewal offering, and pay a personal investment of $50 toward the experience, are eligible for up to $500 for a private retreat, engaging with a spiritual director, or going to a structured spiritual retreat.
UMF Loans Available to Help Churches Enhance Worship Spaces
Today the Foundation invites you to consider a new loan opportunity designed to help churches modernize worship spaces.
With the goal of creating spaces for missional innovation, this program is designed for churches to improve hospitality, accessibility and mobility, as well as update facilities with modern technology, equipment, and energy efficiency to improve ministry programs of the church.
Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation Program
Duke Divinity School is excited to announce the launch of CFR's new non-degree Certificate in Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation (CCTR). The main objective of this hybrid learning opportunity is to equip pastors and lay leadership with theological and practical skills to foster reconciliation efforts in our increasingly divisive country.
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