AC2019 Daily Digest - Sunday, June 23


AC2019 Daily Digest - Sunday, June 23

Sixty-five Pastors Celebrated in Ordering of Ministry Service
A group greatly diverse in age, gender and ethnicity were honored by family and friends and celebrated in their ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference Saturday night at Stuart Auditorium.

Denman Awards Recognize Evangelism in Clergy, Laity and Youth
The Harry Denman Evangelism Award program honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. The 2019 recipients are Rev. Lynda Ferguson, Laurie Little and Torey Haynes.
Closing Worship: The Joy of Full Surrender
The 2019 Annual Conference came to a stirring end in Closing Worship. A choir from St. Mark’s in Charlotte led those gathered in moving worship, an offering was collected for Hurricane Relief efforts in Alabama-West Florida and North Carolina...




Thank you to our team of reporters, photographers and behind-the-scenes helpers who contributed to the AC2019 communications efforts: Rev. Earl Bradshaw, Neill Caldwell, Ellen Coppley, Rev. Talbot Davis, Rev. Julia Trantham Heckert, Megan Jones, Kathryn Melton, Rev. Juston Smith, Shonnie Streder, Rev. Burt Williams along with Adam McNulty and the media team at Lake Junaluska. 

Director of Communications: Melissa McGill
Director of Web and Database Administration: Chris Hampton

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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