Leadership Engagement Live Webinar Series

February 6, 2023

The Leadership Development Team invites you to a Live Webinar Series where you can connect with one another in ministry, imagine what your future is and could be in the United Methodist Church, and engage in missions and ministries that can better our world. Each webinar provides an opportunity to learn from the hard work and experiences of clergy in the Western North Carolina Conference to enable further opportunities of adaptation and growth in your ministry context. 
Are you serving in a setting where you keep thinking "Our churches could serve more effectively working together"? Is your missional network discerning how they might move into deeper relationship? Is your church/charge struggling with dwindling numbers and fearing what the future might hold?
If you are saying "YES!", then join us for a conversation with Rev. Dr. Lauren Anderson, the instigator behind the creation of The Anchor Cooperative Parish, a partnership of four small-membership churches in Yadkin County for a time of dreaming and learning what might be possible in your setting.

A conversation with Rev. Dan White, Jr., about his story of clergy burnout that led to the opening of the Kineo Renewal and Retreat Center in Puerto Rico where ministry leaders can process their tired and traumatized souls. Dan will speak to the situation of leaders now who are experiencing anxiety and stress that can lead to burnout and how to prevent it. This opportunity is for leaders to feel seen and heard as they connect with Dan and one another.
**Sponsored by The United Methodist Foundation of Western NC

A conversation with Rev. Anne Conover about Art as a Means of Grace which can help human beings encounter God, grow spiritually, and experience community. Consider how art and creativity can be used in ministry and outreach. Come prepared to engage, ask questions, and discover how art can be a means of grace in your life and ministry context.


A conversation with Rev. Dr. Andrea Smith, pastor of West UMC in Mooresville, and Rev. Lexi Hernandez, pastor of a West UMC campus, Growth Co. for people in their 20s and 30s. Andrea will reflect on her experience leading West and her DMin work that focused on “Reaching the Nones and Dones” Lexi will share the vision for the Growth Co campus and how others can begin to connect to young adults.

Leadership Development Leading In Community