2015 Fan the Flame
A Small Membership Church
The Bladen Charge UMC, Bladen County, NC
May 01, 2015 to May 03, 2015
Many small membership churches are in places of opportunity, but cannot seem to make any real advancement toward growth or sustainability in ministry. In the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, one charge has a unique testimony of sustainability. The Thriving Rural Communities Initiative at Duke Divinity School invites pastors and lay people to attend a weekend retreat at The Bladen Charge – Windsor UMC, Bethlehem UMC and Live Oak UMC – to experience the uniqueness first hand. Worship services, workshops and Sabbath time will resource and renew your ministry. The registration site is now open for this event. Thanks to the generosity of the Duke Endowment cost for this three day event for a team of four (Pastor and three laity) $75 for early bird registration. Additional teams from the same church are $150.