Council of Bishops Remembers the Saints


In a Service of Remembrance and Resurrection, the Council of Bishops remembered and celebrated the lives of United Methodist Bishops and spouses who passed away this year. Bishop Paul Leeland, Bishop Ken Carter, Rev. Keith Turman were among the liturgists and Bishop Lawrence McCleskey eulogized Mrs. Mary Ann Hunt and Mrs. Linda Carder in the memorial service held at First United Methodist Church Waynesville on All Saints Sunday, November 3, 2019. 

In Memory of: Bishop William B. Oden, Bishop Benjamin Chamness, Bishop Judy Craig, Bishop C. Dale White, Bishop Kenneth Hicks, Mrs. Mary Ann Hunt, Mrs. Mary Jean Garrett Russell, Mrs. Lila Elaine Hicks and Mrs. Linda Carder.

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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