NC Council of Churches Partners in Health & Wholeness Collaborative Pledge and Mini-Grant Cycle Now Open


PHW Collaborative Pledge and Mini-Grant Cycle Open!
The PHW Collaborative Pledge is open as of January 15, and the first PHW Mini-Grant Cycle of 2021 opened on February 1.

The PHW Collaborative Pledge is a commitment to continuing to put your faith into action for healthier more abundant communities. The Collaborative Pledge plays an important role in highlighting the successes and challenges that faith communities face across the state. Through the Collaborative network, we aim to promote connections and relationships in our faith communities to share wisdom, provide support, and build a community around health and wholeness.

Click here to read more and take the Collaborative Pledge.

PHW mini-grants support Collaborative congregations to begin or expand projects that promote health and wholeness while engaging the community. Faith communities are able to request up to $1000 for an individual mini-grant, and up to $5000 for a community mini-grant among a minimum of 3 congregations. Faith communities must have submitted a PHW Collaborative Pledge in the last 12 months to be eligible for a mini-grant. Community mini-grants are limited. For more information please reach out to our Program Coordinator, Michelle S. Peedin, at

The PHW Mini-Grant Cycle closes on March 31. 
Please click the link below to browse our FAQs and begin the application process. 


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


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


  • Resources
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