Orientation to Ministry

Orientation to Ministry (O2M) is an event for all persons coming under appointment for the first time on July 1, 2018 in Western North Carolina.  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 (and is week 2 for licensing school participants).  Topics will include clergy ethics, enrollment in benefit plans, Connectional Collegiality, practicing ministry, visioning and administration, Starting Well, developing relationships, and more. 

Orientation to Ministry will be May 20-24, 2018 at Lake Junaluska. 

ARRIVAL:  Participants should arrive by 6:45 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.   Check in at the Terrace front desk for your hotel room.  A reservation will be made in your name and paid for you.  Participants will stay at the Terrace Hotel.  Information about Lake Junaluska is available at www.lakejunaluska.com. Room reservations will be made for double, shared rooms for 4 nights.  If you’d like a room by yourself, the additional cost is $60/night or $240 total (plus tax).  If you’d like to bring a spouse, the additional fee is $60/night or $240 total (plus tax) for housing and $36 for all 3 meals a day or $10.00 (breakfast), $13.00 (lunch) $16.00 (dinner).  We will begin together with worship at 7:00 p.m. in the Harrell Center auditorium (across from the Terrace and downstairs).

DETAILS: Meetings will be held in the Harrell Center Auditorium.  You will have dinner “on-your-own” Wednesday night. Otherwise, there will be sessions in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings. 

DEPARTURE: Adjournment will be Thursday after lunch (optional). 

COST: The cost to you is $75.00.


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

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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