What the Archives Has:


  • Annual Conference Journals of the Western North Carolina Conference and its predecessors
  • Files on many of the clergy in the WNC Conference past and present
  • Files on all active churches in the WNC Conference
  • Records of (some of) the closed churches in the WNC Conference
  • Copies of the North Carolina Christian Advocate and other publications
  • Records of conference committees and organizations
  • Some old Quarterly Conference minutes and records
  • General Minutes of the UMC and its predecessor denominations
  • Books on Methodist History
  • Some church cemetery records
  • Pictorial directories of the clergy of the WNC Conference
  • Other books and records related to the history of Methodism in Western North Carolina
  • Copies of books published by the WNC Conference Commission on Archives and History
  • Extra copies of old WNC Conference Journals
We are in the Conference Archives on Tuesdays and most Wednesdays, and are willing to assist you and your church with your research project. Dr. Nancy K. Andersen Archivist archives@wnccumc.org 704-714-2351 Rev. James L. Pyatt Assistant Archivist jpyatt@wnccumc.org 704-714-2321 3400 Shamrock Drive P.O. Box 18005 Charlotte, NC 28218    

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 hfleming@wnccumc.net.


  • Resources
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