Thanks from South and North Carolina Bishops

 

We are deeply grateful for the many expressions of generosity - prayers, financial gifts, provisions, promises of work teams - in the long recovery after the floodwaters of Hurricane Florence finally dissipate in our areas. 

We celebrate that God is indeed with us in the generosity and energy of United Methodist people offering shelter and meals and basic necessities of life while extending comfort, compassion and hope.

As people of faith, we continue to trust that God's love will triumph in the midst of anxiety, fear, loss and destruction. We give thanks for our shared ministry. 

We will communicate with you further when the waters recede. For now, we ask that prayers, gifts, flood buckets, health kits, school kits and plans for work teams continue. We are thankful for the connectional nature of our church! Please extend our thanks to the people of your area. Your churches are a great blessing to us, and we look forward to the way the connection of United Methodist people will bless and receive blessings in the long recovery.

With gratitude to God for each of you,

Bishop Jonathan Holston, South Carolina Conference
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward, North Carolina Conference

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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