Local Pastors and Associate Members
WNC Local Pastor and Members of Other Denominations Retreat
April 14, 2018
Optional weekend retreat April 13-15
Ridgecrest Retreat Center in Black Mountain
The speaker will be Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and the James C. Logan Professor of Evangelism at Wesley Seminary in Washington DC. Dr. Powe co-wrote the book Transforming Community: The Wesleyan Way to Missional Congregations, which all mentoring groups are reading together this year.
The preacher will be Rev. Shannon Conklin-Miller, Assistant General Secretary for Clergy Formation at The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry where she oversees Course of Study and works with local pastor relations. Rev. Conklin-Miller will also spend time answering questions about Course of Study and hear other local pastor concerns.
Registration will be available soon.
2017 LICENSING SCHOOL DATES
from The United Methodist Book of Discipline 2016
The fellowship of local pastors and associate members has a website where they share information, please check it out:
The Local Pastor Retreat for those in the mentoring program was held on April 23, 2016. Bishop Goodpaster and Roots Revival from Centenary UMC in Winston-Salem led worship. Rev. Dr. Connie Shelton, a district superintendent in the Mississippi Conference spoke to the participants. The video of the event is available here:
Associate Membership Requirements [PDF]
Rev. Eric Lineberry, Vice Chair
Rev. Tony Owens, Secretary
Rev. Teresa Blanton, Treasurer