An Invitation from the NC Council of Churches/Partners in Health & Wholeness


Dear High Country and WNC clergy and congregational friends:

Would you like to see your congregation grow stronger and healthier -- and closer as a faith community?  Would you like to see the brokenness that may exist within and beyond the walls of your church -- from addiction, loneliness, mental illness, food insecurity -- infused with the hope for wholeness?

On Saturday, March 23, 9:30 till noon, at Deerfield UMC in Boone, Partners in Health and Wholeness through the NC Council of Churches will be collaborating with community health partners to offer a presentation on faith, health, and wholeness ministries -- how to create them, and how we can help you fund them. Please share this event with your congregation, and RSVP to let us know if you'll join us. You can also read more about the PHW initiative at:

All blessings -- we hope to see you soon!

Rev. Karen Richardson Dunn/NC Council of Churches WNC regional coordinator

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Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources


Living Faithfully: Human Sexuality and the United Methodist Church

Englewood Book Review

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Ted Talks: The Golden Circle

Ted Talks: The Power of Vulnerability

Ted Talks: The Price of Invulnerability

Design Thinking

Meditations on the Ministry of All Christians


Be A Disciple

A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Adult Christian Studies from the Wesley Ministry Network

Traveling Together: A Guide for Disciple Forming Congregations


Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology


Get Their Name

Evangelism & Theology in the Wesleyan Spirit

Canoeing the Mountains

Fresh Expressions

Fresh Expressions: Dinner Church

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Reach New Disciples

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: 50 Ways to Reach People

Community: The Structure of Belonging


Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment







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