An Announcement About SpiritUS 2019


SpiritUS is a space and time for youth across our conference to come together for music, speakers, faith formation, and joyful fun at the beach. Our hope has been that youth and adult leaders are encouraged by scripture and transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit as they grow as followers of Jesus Christ.
It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that SpiritUS has been canceled for 2019. Our design team made this difficult decision to cancel due to the unfortunate divisive nature of the church at present and its impact on our venue and selection of speakers.
It has always been our prayer that every young person feels comfortable and encouraged in attending SpiritUS and this will continue next year. The design team has already begun the prayerful planning for SpiritUS 2020 and we hope that you will join us then. Questions may be directed to the office of Connectional Ministries at 704-535-2260.

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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