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.


Racial Healing & the Gospel of Reconciliation

The last chance to participate in this workshop will be April 24.

Rooted in 2 Cor. 5:16-20, this workshop will teach reconciliation as spirituality, highlighting biblical examples of reconciliation and our call to be ministers of reconciliation as followers of Christ. With this theological foundation, participants will learn practical strategies for the Church to live out our role in the reconciliation process. Using racial healing as our focus, participants will learn a 6-step process of reconciliation that can be taken back to congregations as a resource tool for further healing and reconciliation in their communities. Registration is required and the cost $10 per person. Space is limited. 


"Developing and Implementing an Outward Mindset" Workshop

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.


Preaching Cohort

  • The weird delight of preaching (FULL)

    • This preaching cohort will be led by Rev. Dr. Jason Byassee. Jason is the Butler Chair in Homiletics and Biblical Hermeneutics at Vancouver School of Theology in British Columbia, Canada and a clergy member of the Western North Carolina Conference. The group will meet virtually. Contact Kim Ingram to be put on a waiting list. 
  • Laity preaching cohort

    • This preaching cohort will be led by the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Brewer Th.D. Robert is an assistant professor of religion and campus chaplain at Greensboro College and is the Director of Community Outreach & Worship Arts at College Place UMC. This group will meet virtually. 

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