Building Teams Publishes 2016 Information


mission-splash The Western North Carolina Conference VIM Building Teams Committee unveiled their 2016 Building Teams information today. All of the latest information can be found at this page on our website: You can download individual documents below:

2016 Projects Flyer 2016 Projects Booklet (August 2015) 2016 Poster

2015 Reunion and Rally The Building Teams Committee invites you to their 2015 VIM Reunion/Rally on Oct. 3, at Broad Street United Methodist in Statesville, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Doors will open at 8:00 for anyone wishing to set up a display or bring items for the silent auction. Lunch will be catered by the hostess at the church. All are encouraged to register so that we can have an accurate count for the meal. Cost of the rally will be $25.00. Please register by emailing me at or calling me at 336-324-5819. (MORE INFORMATION) Building Team Leaders Training The next Team Leader Training is available on Friday October 2, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Broad Street UMC, Statesville, NC. To sign up for this training event email Keys Pendleton, This Training is open to anyone who would like to become a Team Leader for our Building Teams. If you are a team leader an have not renewed your training in the past few years please come join us. (MORE INFORMATION)

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


  • Resources
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