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Building Teams Needed in Haywood County

1/5/2023
#BeUMC
Mission
Building Teams are needed in Haywood County

Both/And Worship Cohort 4th Round

1/5/2023
Church Dev Feature
Church Dev News
The Church Development Office, in partnership with the UM Foundation and the Reynolds Ministry Fund, is excited to offer the 4th Round of the BOTH/AND Hybrid Worship Cohort Grant in an effort to help our churches improve the quality of online worship and provide a framework for hybrid worship in preparation for a post-pandemic reality. This is a rolling grant. When you apply you will receive a response as soon as possible. Deadline to apply is January 13, 2023.

Scholarships Available for Students in the WNCC!

1/4/2023
Campus Ministry
Christian Education
Financial and Administrative Resources
Financial Resources
Scholarships Available for United Methodist Students! Applications are now open for scholarships from the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation. Every year, UMHEF awards $2+ million to students planning to attend one of the 100+ UM-related colleges, universities, and seminaries across the country. Don’t let finances get in the way of achieving your dreams of a quality education!

Tax Preparation Discount Offer for WNCC Clergy

1/4/2023
Administration
ENews
News
C. DeWitt Foard and Associates, PA, CPAs, a nationally renowned accounting firm and also the Western NC Conference’s auditors, is offering WNC clergy $50 off usual tax preparation fees for 2022 returns. Simply mention you are a WNC clergyperson or spouse to receive the discount. Returns can be submitted from all regions of the conference.

Statistical Reporting for 2022 is READY and AVAILABLE!

1/3/2023
Administration
Statistical Reporting for 2022 is READY and AVAILABLE! To Our Local Church Pastors, Treasurers, and Membership Secretaries:   The Western North Carolina Conference statistical system (NEW: ACStats) will open on January 3, 2022, and thus, be available for input of 2022 information.  All statistical information must be entered and complete by Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Can You Tell THE Story?

1/3/2023
Clergy
Leadership Development
Western North Carolina Conference Preaching Cohort Facilitated by Rev. Otto D. Harris, III PhD. January-June 2023

Means of Grace: The Power of Storytelling

1/3/2023
#BeUMC
Engage
Imagine
Means of Grace
Personal Reflections
In this Means Of Grace podcast episode, Jesse Enniss and Kim Ingram talk with Rev. Dr. Myer Dahn about Rediscovering the Evangelistic Power of Personal Redemptive Storytelling, the title of his Doctor of Ministry dissertation. Myer talks about how he used storytelling as a primary foundation for empowering laity to share their faith and start a Dinner Church. In this podcast, Myer also shares his story and how it has shaped his call and leadership.

Mentoring Pew Sitters into Servant Leaders

1/3/2023
Clergy
Laity
Leadership Development
Led by Rev. Dr. Michael D. Kurtz, LMFT, DMIN February 27-28 at the Conference Center in Huntersville WNCC Clergy and Laity A Peer Learning Group Opportunity

WNCC Youth Ministry Network R&R (Retreat & Resources)

1/3/2023
Children and Youth
Youth Ministry
January 2023 presents our fourth Youth Ministry Network Retreat & Resources! This retreat will kickoff 2023 and provide opportunities for networking, soul care, learning, and fun. The deadline for registering for this event is January 16th.

School of the Spirit

12/27/2022
Leadership Development
Means of Grace
Spiritual Care
School of the Spirit | Spiritual Formation & Renewal - Admissions for 2023 / 2024 Now Open For clergy, lay ministry professionals, business and para-church leaders. The mission of School of the Spirit is needed more than ever. If you or someone you know would benefit from the gifts of spiritual renewal that School of the Spirit offers, investigate here: www.SchooloftheSpirit.com Apply by January 31 and save $150
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