Carolina Black Clergy COVID Webinar Series


Recover. Restore. Retreat.: A Collaborative COVID-19 Ministry of Self-Care, Social Media Responsibility, & Social Justice for Carolina Black Clergy & the Neighbors We Serve

In the African spirit of Ujima, the annual conferences of the Carolinas of The United Methodist Church have partnered together to offer a 12-part webinar series to: 

  • Address 1) self-care and care of neighbor, 2) social media ministry, and 3) social injustices (e.g. health, economic, social) pertaining to the pandemic so that fruitful ministry can bring discipleship growth amid a pandemic;

  • Introduce both clergy and laity to local, state, and national leaders who bring subject-matter expertise in the areas of 1) self-care, community & mental health, and spiritual practices (clergy only); 2) social media platform engagement; and 3) community activism; and, 

  • Engage in collective work and responsibility by modeling faithful stewardship in a collaborative ministry that aligns with the unique and distinctive social location of black pastors and the neighboring communities we serve. 

These weekly Tuesday webinars, sponsored by the North Carolina Conference, South Carolina Conference, and the Western North Carolina Conference, will be offered July 7 through September 22, 10am-11am EST, via Zoom at no cost to the participant.  Laity are also invited to join in most of these sessions; however the July 7 through August 4 sessions are reserved for CLERGY ONLY.  Weekly registration is required.

Contact:  Chris L. Brady,

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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