Affirm UM Clergywomen- A Gift That Keeps on Giving


Give a Gift graphic_0Show That Your Church Affirms UM Clergywomen's Leadership! Pastors! Please share this giving opportunity to UMW and the Mission Committee of your church. In August, 2016, we will be celebrating 20 years of Deacon's ordination and 60 years of Elder's ordination of women. For this worldwide gathering, we are offering your church several options to give and affirm your support for clergywomen. For your generosity we will list your church as a sponsor of the 2016 Global UM Clergywomen Gathering in our program book and display your church's name during the event. The giving options for your church are the following:
  1. To support one clergywoman with a minimum salary or a seminarian from the US: $300
  2. To support one clergywoman from Africa, Europe/Eurasia, and the Philippines: $700
If you are interested in supporting a clergywoman please contact or send your check to:

GBHEM Attn: Clergy Lifelong Learning P.O. Box 340007 Nashville, TN 37203-0007

Give An Individual Christmas Gift for a Clergywoman Your personal tax deductible gift will give a voice to a clergywoman who would not otherwise be able to attend the 2016 Global UM Clergywomen Gathering. You will empower her to share her vision of a Worldwide Church and invite her to join the great cloud of witnesses - strong and prophetic clergywomen from around the world. Your contribution is a springboard to developing worldwide leadership by UM clergywomen in the 21st century! Help to "Birth the Worldwide Church" by sponsoring a global clergywoman leader now. Click to Give a Gift Today!

Global UM Clergywomen Gathering 2016

When: August 29-31, 2016 Where: Hilton-Americas Hotel and Conference Center, Houston, TX, USA Theme: “ONE: Birthing a Worldwide Church”



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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