Bishop announces new superintendent effective July 1

 

Bishop Paul L. Leeland and the Cabinet announce the appointment of Rev. Michael Bailey as a District Superintendent effective July 1. In support of this appointment, Bishop Leeland said, “It is an honor to welcome Mike Bailey to the appointive cabinet. He has shown tremendous leadership in our conference, served Christ United Methodist Church faithfully and effectively, and will be an outstanding asset to our ministry team.  He brings a strong sense of pastoral identity, experience, and vision for the church which will serve our conference with the same passion and fruitfulness that he has offered his congregation.” Bailey is currently the pastor of Christ United Methodist Church in Greensboro where he has served since 2012.  Prior to that he served at Mount Zion UMC in Cornelius for ten years, and four years as the pastor of the American Protestant Church of The Hague, Netherlands from 1998-2002.  He has served appointments in this conference since 1993. Bailey transferred to the Western North Carolina Conference in 1995 from the Memphis Conference where he began his ministry.  He is a graduate of Lambuth University (B.A., 1978) and Pacific School of Religion (M.Div., 1984). He will be assigned to a district later this month after other cabinet moves are finalized.

Resources for Vital Congregations

 

CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Lewis Center for Church Leadership

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Books

Lewis Center for Church Leadership: Serve Your Neighbor

GBHEM Leadership Resources

eLEAD

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

DISCIPLE FORMATION:

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

WESLEYAN STUDIES:

Living As United Methodist Christians

Methodist Doctrine: The Essentials

Reclaiming our Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today

John Wesley Sermons: Anthology

REACHING PEOPLE:

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

RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:

Institute for Emerging Issues

Congregations 4 Children

GRANTS:

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Ministry Fund Grants

The Duke Endowment

 

 

 

 

 

 

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