Fund 505, Connectional Ministry Support

This fund represents expenditures for various ministries and to constituent organizations within the bounds of our Conference, namely, Leadership Development, Campus Ministries, Camping Ministries, conference Youth Ministries, Justice & Reconciliation (Ethnic Ministries), Congregational Development and Vitality, Missional Engagement including Disaster Response, and to our partnership with our historic organizations (Chaplaincy at Bennet College, Brevard College, Greensboro College, High Point University and Pfeiffer University; Aldersgate, Arbor Acres and Givens Estates Retirement Communities, UMAR and Crossnore Children’s Home). Some of the programs which this fund provides include, but not limited to:

  • Grants to local church programs
  • Resources for congregational vitality
  • Funding for start‐up congregations and their pastors
  • Clergy and staff leadership development programs and coaching
  • Operations of the Mission Response Center
  • Operational funding for campus ministries for each public college/university in our bounds
  • Operational funding for conference camping ministries of Camp Tekoa and Mt. Shepherd.
  • Youth, disaster relief, mission and ethnic programs within the Conference