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Dates Submitted by Kim Ingram (see CALENDAR) (Leadership Development, Ministerial Services, Conference Business) 2015 May 7                  INVE$T YC at Rural Hill in Huntersville May 18-20           Called and Gifted to Lead Workshop at Lake Junaluska May 10-21           Licensing School and Orientation to Ministry at Lake Junaluska June 17-21          Annual Conference at Lake Junaluska July 10-11            Candidacy Retreat in Gastonia, NC July                        Course of Study for Local Pastors at Duke Aug. 27-28           INVE$T YC in Asheville September 17     Leadership Development Team meeting at office Sept 21-23           Called and Gifted to Lead Workshop at Lake Junaluska Oct. 6-8                Adaptive Leadership Workshop in Hickory Nov 2                    Board of Ordained Ministry meeting Nov. 5                   INVE$T YC Nov. 6-7               Candidacy Retreat in Gastonia Nov. 17                 Elders Day Apart Nov. 24                 Leadership Development Team meeting Dec. 1-3                Called and Gifted to Lead Workshop in Hickory Dec. 14-17           dCOM interviews 2016 Jan. 25-28            dCOM interviews Feb 1-4                 Board of Ordained Ministry Full Connection interviews Feb. 11                 INVE$T YC Feb. 29-March 3  Board of Ordained Ministry Provisional Member Interviews April 4-7               dCOM interviews April 21-23           Local Pastors Retreat May 10-20           General Conference May 16-26           Licensing School and Orientation to Ministry June 15-19          Annual Conference July 13-15            Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference

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


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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