Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Program
Creating good stewards of God’s financial resources
Application Deadline August 30, 2018
The Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Team is promoting its first loan offering this year! Loans will be offered at 1.5% interest for a period not to exceed 15 years in an effort to relieve clergy of paralyzing debt that can result in physical, emotional, and spiritual burden. Active clergy in good standing, physically residing within the geographical boundaries of, and serving at least ½ compensation time to an Episcopal appointment made by the resident Bishop of The Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church are encouraged to apply. Applications are available on the Foundation’s website at www.umfwnc.org May 1 and are due by August 30, 2018. Recipients will be selected by the Clergy Debt Reduction Loan Team and will be notified by June 20, 2018. Questions can be directed via email to Brad Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org. or see the information included with the application to answer the most common questions.
Resources for Vital Congregations
GBHEM Leadership Resources
A Disciple’s Path; A Guide for United Methodist
RESOURCES TO CONNECT WITH THE COMMUNITY:
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 email@example.com.