Building Teams Updates
Updates for the WNCC UMVIM Building teams:
The Alaska teams will go to Juneau (still open) and Seward (full). Costa Rica Team 13 has merged with Costa Rica Team 26. The February Haiti team is cancelled. All of the Guatemala teams are full now. At least a dozen teams still have openings, while others are full, complete, or in progress. Check our status sheet, For more information, review the team projects files for the 2017 team projects and/or basic BTC information (included with team projects).
The building team missions trip to Armenia, June 20/22 to July 5/7 is still open. Exact dates will be determined by price price of tickets. Cut off for joining the team and sending down payment to Cecil Donahue is March 15. Details in the BTC team projects brochure.
[Go to missionwncc.org/mission-teams/building-teams/
for more information]
Can’t go, but want to support the building teams? The explosive growth of Christianity continues in developing nations, but the Building Team Committee receives more requests than it can provide for additional teams and projects. Consider making WNCC UMVIM a regular part of your church mission budget or your own second-mile giving.
Send your contributions to: WNCC Building Teams • c/o Bill Buchanan, Treasurer, PO Box 792, Kannapolis NC 28082.
Contact Bill at email@example.com
or 704.938.8431 or 704.796.7284.
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
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: 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
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.