Orientation to Ministry

Subject to change due to the covid-19 pandemic.  Any changes will be announced by mid-April.


June 6-7 and July 24-25, 2020

WNCC Conference Office in Huntersville, NC


Persons who have registered for licensing school DO NOT also need to register for Orientation to Ministry.  It is included in your Licensing School registration.

Orientation to Ministry (O2M) is for all persons coming under first-time appointment in Western North Carolina on July 1, 2020.  It will provide an orientation to ministry in WNC, will encourage collegial relationships, and will increase one’s capacity for effectiveness in a new ministry setting.

June 6-7 at the Conference Center in Huntersville, NC

July 24-25 at the Conference Center in Huntersville, NC

Cost: $50

Participants will make their own housing arrangements.

Topics for Orientation to Ministry will include: Collegial Connections, Connecting with Your Community, Personal and Church Finances and Stewardship, Church Vitality, Change and Conflict, Church Administration, Practicing Worship, Leading in a New Context.

Online Learning will include: Ethics Training (to be completed by June 6)

An exact schedule will be posted soon.

It also includes those who have come under appointment since this event was last held. Participants include provisional members, members of other conferences/denominations, and local pastors.   This event connects with licensing school.  

Questions about the program should be directed to Kim Ingram at  kingram@wnccumc.org or 704-714-2354.  Questions about logistics should be directed to Adri Bullard-Rogers at abrogers@wnccumc.org or 704-714-2342.



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