General Conference Communications

 

As the Special Session of General Conference approaches, Bishop Leeland has a reassuring message for our churches and clergy. 



Following the Special Session, Bishop Leeland will gather with our districts for a time of worship and Holy Communion in March and April. Whatever the outcome, the United Methodist Church will continue to respond to God’s call in our churches, our communities and the world. 
 
March 3, 2:00 p.m. at First UMC Hendersonville – Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountain Districts
March 10, 2:00 p.m. at Assurance UMC in Huntersville – Metro District
March 16, 10:00 a.m. at Main Street UMC Kernersville – Northern Piedmont and Yadkin Valley Districts
March 31, 3:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s UMC in Hickory – Catawba Valley and Appalachian Districts
April 6, 10:00 a.m. at Central UMC in Albemarle – Uwharrie District
 
The Special Session is slated to conclude on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. To share information about what happened and what’s next for our Conference, a special edition of the E-News will be sent Wednesday, February 27, followed by a video presentation on Friday, March 1 from Bishop Leeland and the heads of the Western North Carolina delegation, Jennifer Davis and Kim Ingram. As you go into worship services for the weekend of March 2-3, these resources will be available to you. Our Communications Office will also be available for media relations assistance, if needed during this time. Please contact Melissa McGill, our Conference Director of Communications, at mmcgill@wnccumc.org or 704-714-2351. 
 
 

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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