Means of Grace: Developing a Ministry of Reconciliation in Your Context
Developing a Ministry of Reconciliation in Your Context - Episode No. 49
Rev. Kim Ingram talks with Deborah Daniels and Cindy Thompson, active lay leaders in Western North Carolina Conference about the ways they have been involved with ministries of reconciliation, specifically related to racial reconciliation. Cindy and Deborah reflect on their experiences and highlight ways leaders and churches can participate in reconciliation in their congregations and communities.
Mt. Tabor UMC Response to Racial Injustice: Racial Injustice | church (mttaborumc.org)
Show Notes - Episode No. 49
Racial Healing Workshop: Racial Healing and the Gospel of Reconciliation: A Workshop on the Ministry of Reconciliation (wnccumc.org)
Brene’ Brown podcasts: Podcasts | Brené Brown (brenebrown.com)
David Brubaker Pandemic, Racial Reckoning, Political Violence, and Congregations — Congregational Consulting Group
Churches in predominantly Black communities can play a key role in vaccinating against COVID-19 | Faith and Leadership
Read the transcript of this week's episode here.
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.