Luke Edwards to Join Conference Staff in Church Development
Luke Edwards is a provisional elder and the founding pastor of King Street Church, a network of fresh expressions and campus of Boone United Methodist Church. For the past two years, he has served part time as the Coordinator of Fresh Expressions for the Western North Carolina Conference. He has also been a part of the Fresh Expressions US team since 2015. Participating in local, regional, and national levels of the Fresh Expressions movement has given Luke a unique perspective into new forms of church in a post-Christian culture. In his work, he has had conversations with pioneers of Fresh Expressions across the United States and internationally. You can hear Luke's Story on A New Thing Podcast or read about it on Asbury Voices.
Join us in welcoming Luke to the Conference Office this summer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.