Sponsored Offerings

The Western North Carolina Conference Leadership Development Team offers workshops to increase the leadership capabilities of clergy and ministry professionals. Check out the current workshops available.

Preaching Cohorts

  • Preaching for Life: Preaching as a Source for Abundant Life

    • Led by Rev. Ashley Crowder Stanley.
    • Begins January 17th, 2019
    • The goals of this peer learning experience are to grow in our understanding, practice and perspective of preaching so that our preaching will be enriched and our sermons will find deeper connections with the hearts of our parishioners...
  • Simplify The Message, Multiply The Impact

    • Led by Rev. Talbot Davis.
    • Begins February 12th, 2019
    • Simplify The Message; Multiply The Impact is designed to help growing preachers in the WNCC to break through the noise of culture and the cauldron of church to deliver sermons with clarity, passion, and boldness. In this cohort, Talbot will be sharing material from his forthcoming Abingdon book on preaching...

Adapt! Leading Off the Map

A 4-Session series on February 18-19, March 25, May 6 & May 20, 2019. 

Designed for churches and clergy seeking to improve skills around leading change. Churches find themselves in a variety of places across this spectrum- considering or discerning change, stuck in the midst of leading change, or disagreeing on what changes should be prioritized, etc. This program is designed to assist churches and leaders wherever you find yourself on the spectrum....

Secrets of Motivation

The scope of the program is from February to May 2019. 
Designed for clergy and ministry professionals seeking to improve skills around motivating and raising commitment levels of those they lead (including staff and volunteers)...

Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process

A 3-part workshop series on March 11-13, June 3-5 & September 9-11, 2019.

Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting.  It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one’s ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life....

Great Ministry in the Second Half of Life

March 11-15, 2019

Great Ministry in the Second-Half of Life is designed for ministry leaders over the age of 50 with a minimum of 10 years of service to the church. In a beautiful retreat setting, we will examine research about mid-career, reflect on our own lives and passions, and talk with God and each other about how to find meaning, balance, joy, and success at mid-career and beyond....


Upcoming Sessions on January 24, 2019; and May 2, 2019 

INVE$T YC (Young Clergy) is designed to help clergy be pro-active instead of re-active by promoting financial health and personal practices...

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