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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

Means of Grace: Smoky Mountain Outdoor Fresh Expressions

In the next episode of Means of Grace, Luke Edwards meets up with three outdoor fresh expressions of church in the Smoky Mountain district – the Smoky Mountain Hiking Community, River of Life and the Appalachian Trail Ministry of Robbinsville UMC. The leaders of these fresh expressions share how their churches are connecting with hikers and paddlers in their communities. Listen on our website at wherever you get your podcasts.  

Innovation at Annual Conference 2019 and 2020

Annual Conference 2020 promises to feature another chapter in WNC’s emerging culture of innovation! AC 2019 featured an innovators’ dinner, videos for the whole conference to glimpse the new things that God is up to in these ministries, and a gathering at BearWaters Brewing Company in Canton for innovators to connect and fellowship informally.
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