AC2019 Daily Digest - Friday, June 21


AC2019 Daily Digest - Friday, June 21
Delegate Election Updates
The Clergy delegation for General and Jurisdictional Conference was completed today and the Laity elected their General Conference delegation of 10. Voting will resume tomorrow for Laity delegates to Jurisdictional Conference. 
Opening Worship: The Long View
Opening Worship at Annual Conference was held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 21 in Stuart Auditorium. Bishop Saenz of the Great Plains Conference preached on "The Long View" and Holy Communion was celebrated. Rev. Julia Trantham Heckert reports with photos from Rev. Earl Bradshaw and Neill Caldwell.
Emory 5K
Around 60 people ran (or walked) the Emory Club 5K held this morning, raising $850 to benefit seminary scholarships to the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and campus ministries in Western North Carolina.
Dr. Ken Walden Speaks at the BMCR Luncheon
Black Methodists for Church Renewal and friends met on Friday, June 21 at Jones Cafeteria for a meal and a message from Rev. Dr. Ken Walden, President-Dean of Gammon Theological Seminary.
Recognition of the 2019 Retirees
The Western North Carolina Conference recognized 39 retirees today with a combined 941 years of ministry as the dates appear in the records of the conference secretary. We celebrate the faithful service of these ministers and friends.


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Resources for Vital Congregations



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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