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.


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.


Preaching Cohorts


"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.

Workshops are being offered virtually.

The DIOM team would love to do a training with your Sunday school class, leadership team, or staff.


Launching a Non-Profit – Peer Learning Cohort

The group is being organized by Rev. Kris Mares and Rev. Alexis Coleman. This peer learning cohort is designed for clergy and/or laity who are working to develop a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The cohort will meet monthly for 90 minutes via Zoom and use Basecamp (an online collaboration system) for information sharing between meetings.