WNCC CEF and Pfeiffer invites you to a Day Apart May 17th


Grace Break

​Are you seeking ways to thrive in ministry for the long-haul?  Maybe you​ are tired, feeling the pressures of a 24/7 on-call ministry, or stressed at leading your church to make disciples for Jesus Christ in today's world?
Led by Big Sigh Ministries Inc. co-founders Jacqueline and Jack Tookey, this workshop will help you focus on self-care, rest and renewal.
Based on Mark 6, The Jesus’ Way for rest and renewal (Get Away, Get with People who Love You, Serve Where You’re not in charge).
We invite you to join us for a Day Apart. A day for self-discovery, to re-connect with others in ministry. A Day Apart to focus on self-care, rest and renewal.

MAY 17, 2018
St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Hickory

Bring a Bag Lunch! We will Re-Connect with each other over lunch.

Important Details:

  • May 17, 2018

  • St. Luke’s UMC, 52 16th Avenue NW, Hickory

  • Arrive by 9:40am, Ends at 4:00pm

  • Bring Lunch for Re-Connect Time

  • Cost $20.00 per person, payable to WNCC-CEF

    • Mail Checks to: WNCC-CEF/Debbie Foust Wesley Memorial UMC, 1225 Chestnut Dr, High Point, NC 27262

  • CEU’s available, please indicate on your registration form

  • You MUST register by April 22nd  (received by WNCC-CEF).

  • You will be asked to complete a Stress Indicators Survey and must return 10 days before Retreat.

  • Please invite a friend in ministry to attend too!

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 hfleming@wnccumc.net.


  • Resources
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