UM Foundation Offers Debt Reduction Loans
"Building the Church for Generations to Come"
Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program Creating good stewards of God’s financial resources Application Deadline August 1, 2016
The Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program is now available. Loans will be offered at 1.5% interest for a period not to exceed 15 years in an effort to relieve clergy of paralyzing debt that can result in physical, emotional, and spiritual burden. This program is a partnership of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. and The Board of Pension and Health Benefits, Inc., The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.Active clergy in good standing, physically residing within the geographical boundaries of, and serving at least ½ compensation time to an Episcopal appointment made by the resident Bishop of The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the Foundation’s website at www.umfwnc.org and are due by August 1, 2016. Recipients will be selected by the Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Team and will be notified by September 7, 2016. Questions can be directed via email to Tammy Lehman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 email@example.com.