The Latest Edition of E-News - GC2020 Petition Submissions, Worship

 

E-News - July 3

E-News is a bi-weekly newsletter sent out by the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church. It contains important news, stories, and events from around our conference. Submit articles for the next e-news. Submit events.


NEWS

GC2020 Petition Submissions Process Open
Petitions for consideration by the 2020 General Conference may be submitted to the Petitions Secretary now through September 18, 2019. According to church law, "Any organization, clergy member, or lay member of The United Methodist Church may petition the General Conference..."
GC2020 Worship Deadline Extended
General Conference 2020 Deadline Extended for Worship Groups and Liturgists  United Methodist choirs, worship ensembles and liturgists from around the world have an opportunity to be part of the worship experience of the 2020 General Conference. ...

 

Free Online Safe Sanctuaries Training
Have you checked out our Safe Sanctuaries webpage lately? We now have a sample policy, sample forms, training templates, and free ONLINE TRAINING!   Yes, that's right! Thanks to a grant from the Northern Piedmont District, we now have online training...
Mentoring Pew Sitters into Servant Leaders
It can be discouraging finding a church of pew-sitters when we need servant leaders. Too often persons are content to sit and absorb rather than to rise up and serve. Both our human nature and our consumer culture resist sacrifice, commitment, and service. There must be a different and a better way to inspire, enlist and retain active and ample ministry volunteers from what is often the congregational scarcity status quo. There is a better way. The way involves a relational and vocational approach through a mentoring ministry. You are invited to participate in this workshop and engage in a dialog that seeks this better way.
Clergy Compensation Report for July 1 Appointment Changes
Did you move to a new appointment on July 1? Then you will need to fill out a new Clergy Compensation Report for your new appointment. Here are the instructions on how to do that: 1. Log into the Clergy Dashboard or the Church Dashboard.
A Word About Justice and Reconciliation
By: Rev. Angela Pleasants, Catawba Valley District Superintendent “For all of you who were baptized into Christ into a spiritual union with the Christ, the Anointed have clothed yourselves with Christ.

 

What You Can Do Right Now To End Child Detention
Our WNC Justice and Reconciliation team shares this message from the General Board of Church and Society calling United Methodists to action. 

 

Important Active Health Plan Network News
We are pleased to offer the Cigna network for our Active Health Plan. Cigna is a national network brand that will add value and multiple offerings for healthcare coverage.
Duke Divinity 2019 Convocation & Pastors’ School
We invite you to attend Convocation & Pastors’ School, Oct. 7-8, 2019 at Duke Divinity School. This intensive two-day conference features nationally renowned speakers, powerful lectures, inspiring worship, and thought-provoking seminars. 

 

Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program
The Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Team is promoting its first loan offering this year!   Loans will be offered at 1.5% interest for a period not to exceed 15 years in an effort to relieve clergy of paralyzing debt that can result in physical, emotional,...

 

 

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Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

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

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

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

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

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

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

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

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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