Reporting Historical Changes for the 2020 Journal

 

The Conference Office is working to pull together information for the 2020 Journal, and as in years past, is requesting churches to report data on church and parsonage renovations, remodeling, new buildings, dedications, etc. that took place over the past year (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).  For your reference, a copy of the 2019 Journal Historical Data pages gives examples of information reported in the past. 

  • Examples of Question #6: Churches Remodeled could be:
    • Replaced roof
    • Remodeled restrooms to be handicapped-accessible
    • Remodeled chancel; painted and carpeted sanctuary
    • Installed sump pump 
  • Other questions include:
    • Dedications / consecrations
    • Parsonage changes, such as purchase or building, remodeling, or selling a parsonage.
  • If in doubt about including something, please do! 
  • If you don't know which question to report your change under, add it under Question #10 – all other changes, such as:
    • Paved the parking lot
    • Installed new AV/media system in sanctuary
    • Purchased asset, like a plot of land or a 15-passenger van.
 
To make this quick and easy, we have created an online form to share these changes.  Please complete the form at:
https://wnc-reg.brtapp.com/2020JournalChurchHistoricalData
 
Please submit the online form by Friday, July 31, 2020. 

If you had no changes at your church or parsonage, please do not submit the form!  If you have questions, please contact your district office!

 
We know 2020 has been a strange and difficult year in many ways, so we look forward to hearing about these positive events in the life of your church!

Thank you for your help!

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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