Here are this past week’s major changes to the website. What did you miss? RECENT NEWS RECENT CAREERS SEJ COVERAGE July 15- Daily Christian Advocate July 15, 2016 | Photos from Reception with Bishop Leeland | Photos from Thursday Evening | Bishop Paul Leeland assigned to Western North Carolina Conference (Follow-up article) | Bishop Celebration on Thursday Evening | Consecration Service Pictures July 14- Daily Christian Advocate July 14, 2016 | Southeastern bishops decry ‘nonconformity’ plans | Service of Remembrance photos | Interviews with 5 Bishops photos | Extra Photos | Bishop Paul Leeland assigned to the Western North Carolina Conference July 13- Daily Christian Advocate July 13, 2016 | Follow bishop election ballots | Photos from Opening Worship | Results of First Ballot- Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Results of Second Ballot | Results of the Third Ballot | Results of the Fourth Ballot |Results of the Seventh Ballot Results of the Ninth Ballot | Results of Tenth Ballot | Five bishops elected at SEJ 2016 July 12- Daily Christian Advocate July, 12, 2016 | Follow SEJ 2016 on Social Media | Flickr Album SEJ 2016 Tuesday SEJ Bishops Pastoral Letter | Flickr Album SEJ 2016 Prayer Vigil July 11-  What happens at SEJ Conference this week? July 8 – July Conferences Elect New Bishops

Photos Sets from SEJ 2016 – 14 Albums

Latest ENews: View the July 5th mobile edition

Next issue is July 19th

View the Full Version

See the past issues at the ARCHIVES

connectWednesdays at 11AM: CONNECT-  On iTunes 6/22- Larry Duggins 6/29- Annual Conference Special Edition 2 7/6- James Howell 7/20- New Bishops Speak

Past Shows | Cultivated Clips from Connect

Conference Blog 2.0this week’s blog by Jason Byassee- On Joachim


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.