December 21, 2022


FLOURISH is an assessment and renewal process for clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.
The program will meet the requirement of Book of Discipline ¶349.3, "Every clergyperson will engage in a six-month process of personal and professional assessment and development every eight years…"
Join 30 colleagues for an opportunity to do a deep dive of reflection on your recent 8 years of ministry and life; using resources and develop ideas for renewal and reflection on your gifts, challenges, ministry settings, and life stage; with the result of growth and vision for your next 8 years of ministry.


Overnight Opening Retreat: September 5-6, 2023
Catholic Conference Center, Hickory
IMMERSE in your reflection: what’s the shape of my life and ministry?
Reflection and review process in between sessions.
Enneagram Type groups and Colleague community
EXPAND your thinking: what’s possible for my life and ministry?
Overnight Midpoint Retreat: January 16-17, 2024
Catholic Conference Center, Hickory
ENGAGE: Time to try something different!
Learning and reflection events and practices in between sessions.
Renewal leaves, one-to-one coaching, and experiments. 
DESIGN the life you want: what’s your next story?
Closing Session: June 20, 2024
Lake Junaluska 
Cost $100
Limited to 30 participants
Led by Rev. Janice Virtue and Dina Helderman
Click here for more information on the process and sessions. 
Participants will be expected to:
  • Deeply engage
  • Participate fully
  • Reflect on ministry and life in the last eight years
  • Participate in a peer team
  • Imagine what the next eight years might look like
This opportunity is offered by the WNC Board of Ordained Ministry. Funds for renewal will be available from the WNC Leadership Development Team.

For some, FLOURISH will be a time for significant renewal and change in their life and ministry.  For others, this process will affirm the flourishing that is already present in life and ministry, along with next steps and new growth.  Wherever you are in life and ministry, the hope is that FLOURISH will be an exciting and enriching resource for you!

Flourish Testimony


Leadership Development