NCCC Programs in Health and Wholeness Available


NCCC-health-and-wholenessPHW 2016 Certification The Partners in Health and Wholeness 2016 Certification Program is now open! Congregations must certify each calendar year and can apply anytime between now and October 31, 2016. Once completed, your congregation will receive recognition from the Council and may be eligible to apply for a mini-grant. Currently, there is no limit to the number of years congregations are able to participate in the program. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Coordinator Chris Pernell at or call 919-828-6501. Strive to Revive Maintenance Program We are now accepting applications for our Strive to Revive Maintenance Grant Program. If you received an AED from Strive to Revive and would like to apply for funds to support the ongoing cost of maintaining your AED, please fill out the application found below. This is a one-time program to help you cover the costs of replacement parts (i.e. pads and batteries), the cost of AED and CPR training and certification, and/or the cost of medical direction, as needed. It is our hope that this program will help your congregation develop and sustain its own AED program maintenance plan. Applications are due by February 29, 2016 and awardees will be notified in approximately 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any additional questions, please contact Shannon Axtell Martin and Nicole Johnson at or call (336) 912-0976. From the North Carolina Council of Churches

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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