Orientation to Ministry
Orientation to Ministry (O2M) is for all persons coming under first-time appointment in Western North Carolina on July 1, 2020, since the last O2M was offered, or since July 1, 2019. It will provide an orientation to ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference by preparing participants for effective ministry in a new setting and encouraging collegial relationships. This year Orientation to Ministry will be offered virtually through Zoom. All participants must use a computer with stable internet and a webcam for participation. Participants required to attend all of Licensing School should complete the Licensing School registration only. If you are uncertain about which one to register for, please contact your District Office for clarification.
Cost: $50 paid by card at registration
2020 O2M Schedule
All O2M participants will have to complete an I-9 form by JUNE 15 and online clergy ethics training between June 1 and August 1.
SATURDAY, JUNE 6
- Collegial Connections
- Church Administration and Organization
- Personal finances
SUNDAY, JUNE 7
2:00-3:00 (provisional members and members of other denominations)
3:00-4:00 (local pastors)
- Understanding Ministerial Authority
FRIDAY, JULY 24
- Church Vitality Toolbox
- Connecting with your Community
- Practicing the Sacraments
SUNDAYS FROM 2:30-4:30
August 30 Church finance and stewardship
September 27 Leadership in a New Context
October 25 Change and Conflict
November 22 Partnering with Laity
More information will be posted on this webpage when it is available.
Questions about the program should be directed to Kim Ingram at email@example.com or 704-714-2354. Questions about registration should be directed to Adri Bullard-Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-714-2342.