SPIRITUS 2016 Sets Dates and Locations
The SPIRITUS 2016
Design team is excited to announce our dates and locations for SPIRITUS 2016. We will again have two great weekends of SPIRITUS and our hope is that each experience will bring youth of the WNCC and beyond closer to each other and to God.
This year our first weekend of SPIRITUS will be Thursday, August 4th - August 7th at Epworth by the Sea on St Simon Island in Georgia
. This location has so much to offer our event including great facilities for lodging, meals and missions. For this weekend each group that attends will have a full day of off site missions at local organizations or groups will be able to build camaraderie and teamwork on the low or high ropes course. In addition to these exciting options we will also enjoy times of worship and celebration of all that is SPIRITUS.
The following weekend, August 12th - August 14th SPIRITUS will experience another great weekend at Fort Caswell on Oak Island, NC
. During this weekend we will experience worship, mission and recreation.
Registration for SPIRITUS 2016 will begin in April with Super Early Bird Registration like 2015. We will be offering online registration for 2016. The cost of the First weekend is $198 per person and the Second weekend is $160.
We are very excited roll this exciting news out to you and to the conference. We have so much in store for SPIRITUS 2016 so keep up to date by watching our news feed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter by following us "spirituswnc
" or by going to our website www.spirit-us.com
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
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: 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.