Scholarships Available through United Methodist Foundation

 

The United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina continues to support students in the Western North Carolina Conference through various scholarship opportunities including the Dollars for Scholars Program at the United Methodist Higher Education Foundation.

To learn more, please visit the United Methodist Foundation's website.
 

Dollars for Scholars

The United Methodist Dollars for Scholars (UMDFS) program involves matching support from a student’s church, UMHEF, participating United Methodist-related schools, and participating UMC conference foundations. Awards range from $2,000 – $4,000 per student.

Applications are accepted January 1, 2021 through March 1, 2021 for scholarships to help fund the 2021-2022 academic year.

Here’s how the program works:

  • A student’s church offers support with $1,000 (on a church check sent to UMHEF).
  • UMHEF matches that for a total of $2,000.
  • Participating United Methodist-related schools will match with $1,000.
  • Participating UMC Conference Foundations may match up to $1,000.
  • Your potential UMDFS scholarship total is up to $4,000.
  • You must apply annually to be awarded a scholarship each school year.
  • Please note that some schools may not provide the same matching award to graduate students; check with your school to verify matching for your degree program.
  • Please note that Doctoral students are not eligible for this award program.
  • The deadline to apply and submit supporting materials is March 1, 2021. (Students attending a two-year junior college only may apply through June 1, 2021.)


 

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

OTHER:

The Appalachian District Church Vitality Team has been prayerfully seeking ways to help support you and the ministries of your local congregation during this COVID-19 pandemic. Together they have diligently researched and connected with others throughout the conference and our denomination to identify resources and offer them to you. We hope they will be helpful to you and bless you greatly in leading your churches and communities through this unprecedented time. We are very grateful to the District Vitality Team and other contributors for their great work on this resource.
 
This faithful team has created three documents, two of which you are receiving today. They include:

  • Family Home Worship – designed to help families establish a regular worship space within their homes as well as a time where they can worship together.
  • Tech Strategies – to help guide you in selecting effective tools and resources within your budget to best communicate in the digital world.

 
We believe these resources will be of great benefit to you. Also know that the District Vitality Team is available to answer any questions you might have in regards to the documents attached. If you have questions, you may email Rev. Howard Fleming at hfleming@wnccumc.net.
 

 

  • Resources
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