The Office of Ministerial Services (OMS) provides comprehensive leadership to the Western North Carolina in the areas of resourcing churches and clergy for healthy and fruitful ministry partnerships. With a strong focus on reaching more young people called to ministry, Ministerial Services connects with both clergy and laity in developing a culture of “call.” In relating to organizations and entities that nurture youth and young adults to explore their call to ordained ministry, Ministerial Services serves as an avenue for the Church to cultivate younger and more diverse clergy leadership.
Ministerial Services also provides resources and for the health and wellness of clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference. While developing programs and opportunities for ongoing learning, OMS offers both optional and mandatory trainings for clergy advancement and compliance to Church law. On an annual basis, OMS oversees assessment/evaluation measuring clergy effectiveness to maximize the usefulness of the process for the cabinet, church, and clergy members.
The Office of Ministerial Services also serves as a connection/resource to the Board of Ordained Ministry and the Cabinet to cultivate clergy leadership throughout the life of their ministry. The office also provides resources for counseling, mentoring, ethics trainings, staff-management, personal finance, and more.
Rev. Kimberly T. Ingram, Conference Secretary/Director of Ministerial Services
Rev. Annalee Allen, Associate Director; Ministerial Services
Adri Bullard-Rogers, Ministry Assistant; Ministerial Services
Marsha Bradley, Ministry Assistant; Ministerial Services
CLERGY ETHICS TRAINING
Ordained or licensed for ministry, clergy are called by God and authorized by the church for ministry among God’s people. Ethics are the ways in which clergy conduct themselves, individually and collectively, as leaders within the church that provide witness to God’s creating, redeeming and sustaining love. The ongoing work and intentional conversations regarding clergy ethics demonstrate our understanding as a conference to provide, nurture and sustain covenant community for mutual support, care, and accountability of its members for the sake of the life and mission of the church.
For more information on clergy ethics training opportunities for 2018, please click here: https://www.wnccumc.org/2018clergyethicstraining
CLERGY RESOURCE GUIDE
Sometimes the challenges of ministry become more than we can handle and we need to turn to others to help us cope. The Resource Guide for Clergy offers a listing of individuals and organizations that can provide the support and encouragement and information you need to take care of yourself so that you will be able to minister to those in your care.