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.

Outward Mindset Workshops

Changing the culture in our communities where people shift from an “inward mindset” (self) to an “outward mindset” (others) and experience growth in relationships, collaboration, engagement, and accountability.

Workshops are being offered around the conference, and the Outward Mindset team would also love to explore doing a training with your Sunday school class, leadership team, or staff.

School of Spiritual Direction Beyond Borders

Next cohort begins January 2024

The School believes we are in an ever-learning journey to seek God. The training cohort includes 6 retreats + intermittent reading + practicums, providing Spiritual Direction and training Spiritual Directors to discern and listen for God’s direction beyond the borders within our hearts and world.

Adapt! Leading Off the Map

Will begin meeting in the Winter of 2024.  Check back soon for details and registration.

Designed for churches and clergy seeking to improve skills around leading change and to assist churches and leaders wherever you find yourself on the spectrum.

Leadership Engagement Live Webinar Series

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...

Clergy Care Through Service

Serving others can provide perspective.  Hard work encourages a good night’s sleep which can result in rest.  Working alongside others builds community. Clergy and Ministry Professionals are invited to spend time serving in Haywood County to do flood relief...

Preferred Provider Scholarship Opportunities

The Western North Carolina Conference Leadership Development Team encourages the growth and development of clergy and lay ministry professionals.  They have identified a list of providers that are offering formational experiences to meet currently identified leadership needs. Once you have registered for the workshop, webinar, or offering and made full payment, you can be reimbursed for approximately 2/3 of the cost. You will submit your registration confirmation or receipt for reimbursement.