Partners in Health and Wholeness (PHW) Certification deadline extended to November 15


NCCC-health-and-wholenessSince the launch of the PHW Certification Program in 2009, over 350 congregations representing more than 70,000 people across NC have participated in activities designed to add years – abundant years – to the lives of the people in their congregations and communities. We are inviting congregations to join us in considering what it means to think about health in the context of their faith. Maybe it means learning more about the health priorities in their community, developing a health and wellness committee, planting a community garden, developing healthier food pantry guidelines, creating and hosting workshops/exercise classes/end of life care training, or becoming better stewards of creation. Our faith can help us develop practical ways and inspired ministries that reiterate the care that God has for our communities. Partners in Health and Wholeness works with local faith communities to effect positive change for their own congregation that can be leveraged to influence change throughout the surrounding community.  Our certification year opened on February 09, 2016 and the deadline has now been extended to November 15, 2016. To be eligible for our mini-grant cycle in January, your certification application must be received by November 15, 2016. The upcoming mini-grant cycle will be open January 02, 2017 – January 31, 2017. Visit our website and hover over programs to see the different application levels. There are three levels of certification: Bronze, Silver and Gold. Your congregation is free to choose the level that best fits your congregation’s current goals and ministry activities. For more information, to schedule an informational session, or to schedule a faith and health presentation Nicole Johnson at 828-767-0181 or

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







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