Tell us you're out there! We are building a database of WNCC Innovators to help to foster community among those who are re-thinking what ministry could look like. Tell us about yourself and the ministry you're running.   



Ministry Innovation: The Western North Carolina Conference Leads the Way

Throughout the conference, we have an extraordinary number of innovative ministry initiatives designed to expand the love of Christ in fresh ways, particularly for those who might never see themselves participating in a more “traditional” church.


innovation ministries in the WNCC, and counting!


innovation events planned for the next 18 months, and counting—Hatch-a-thons, Seeds of Change, and others!


congregations hosting innovation ministries, and counting!

Latest News

Both/And Grant Updates

The current BOTH/AND Grant cycle has closed. We will be offering another grant cycle at the end of the year that will have Cohorts starting again in January. Also, be on the lookout for BOTH/AND Worship Resources! To further equip churches to use BOTH/AND concepts, we will offer worship resources for Advent (Released in Oct) and Lent (End of Jan). This resource will include a worship theme, digital media, and specific ways to apply BOTH/AND concepts through a worship series that connect with BOTH In-Person AND Online participants.

A Few Words on Innovation: Paul Reissman, Mystic Winds

Check out this interview with Rev. Paul Reissman of the Michigan Conference about his ministry, Mystic Winds.     

Relaunching Dinner Church

The Church Development Office invites dinner church leaders and those who might be interested in starting a dinner church to join us for a time of food, fun, and inspiration. We will be hosting three events across the conference during the weekend of August 13-15. Learn more and register today!

WNCC Innovators' Information Survey

Are you an innovator in our conference? Do you know someone who is? We want to hear from you!

Brewery Bible Study

If you have ever met Rev. Randy Blanton, you will quickly learn that he has a love of craft beer and theology. When he moved to Aldersgate UMC in Shelby in 2016 he decided to combine two of his loves and host a Bible study at Newgrass Brewery in downtown Shelby. His first fall doing this he thought there may be ten to fifteen people who came out. When he showed up for the first study there were almost fifty people there. They had planned to have it inside, but with this number they instead moved...
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