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

Innovation and Change

Innovation and Change

4/8/2021
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A Few Words about Innovation: A Few Words with Mark DeVries

A Few Words about Innovation: A Few Words with Mark DeVries

3/23/2021
What's the first thing to know about innovating in your ministry context? Rev. Meg Gaston spends a few minutes with our colleague Mark DeVries of Ministry Incubators to learn some of the tools and tips he's picked up along the way. Click here to watch this 15-minute video.  Innovating in the WNCC? Let us know! Visit  minc.link/WNCCinnovation  to tell us you’re out there.
Ministry Innovation Blog: Everyday Monasticism: How We're Finding Life in Benedict's Rule

Ministry Innovation Blog: Everyday Monasticism: How We're Finding Life in Benedict's Rule

3/4/2021
When I was growing up, Dairy Queen was flanked by a little market on one side and Dean’s Dugout on the other. Dean sold collector’s cards. Pokemon, Magic: The Gathering, as well as baseball and football cards. He sold figurines and boards and books for playing Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer. No one would describe the mix of sports paraphernalia and fantasy figurines as fashionable. Two long tables for tournaments or battles filled the middle of the store. I shopped there sometimes, but my ...
New Monastic Community:  A Modern Renewal Movement

New Monastic Community: A Modern Renewal Movement

3/4/2021
I knew fairly early in my days as a United Methodist pastor that something was going wrong.  I had only been assigned to my first church for a matter of weeks when a woman came to my office upset about some matter at church.   I tried my pastoral best to listen and understand, but to no avail.  When she stood to leave, she drew close and angrily pointed her finger just a short distance from my nose and said, “and YOU…YOU even expect us to live like Jesus!”    Although that was nearly ...
Means of Grace: Online Worship is Here to Stay with Jason Moore

Means of Grace: Online Worship is Here to Stay with Jason Moore

2/16/2021
In this week's episode Luke Edwards talks with Dan Pezet, Director of Church Development, and Jason Moore of Midnight Oil Productions about designing worship for both in-person and online participants. On Sunday, March 14, 2021, the WNCC Office of Church Development invites you to join Jason Moore for Both/And: Maximizing Hybrid Worship Experiences For Online and In-Person Audiences.
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