Annual Conference reports from across the connection


It is Annual Conference season across the United States. Check out some of the reports that have already been published at: Many of the conferences in the Southeastern Jurisdiction have just had their conferences, or have them scheduled in the coming weeks. The Western North Carolina Conference is actually one of the later scheduled conferences in the denomination.  Our Conference is meeting June 23-25, 2017 at Lake Junaluska.  Currently, all of our pre-conference materials are available at During the course of those three days, all of the business of the conference will be reported, complete with photos, videos, presentations, and a live feed of all of the Annual Conference sessions. Over the next two weeks, all of the latest news and announcements for Annual Conference will be posted.

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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