Developing Intentional Systems of Disciple Formation -  The Appalachian District is excited to offer opportunities for you, your disciple formation teams, teachers, leaders, to learn more about implementing intentional systems of Disciple Formation in your local congregations. Over the next four months we will focus on formation vs. programs and event driven ministry in adults, children, and youth. We will be looking at worship leadership and how this too offers opportunities to develop an ongoing awareness of the Holy Spirit’s presence in our lives.

  • March 21st is being offered two times 11-12 & 7-8 Children’s Formation & Transformation led by Rev. Dr. Leann Hadley from Christ Church United Methodist in Louisville, KY

Option 1-   11:00-12:00am conversation and link. - Join Zoom Meeting
Option 2-   7:00-8:00pm conversation and link. - Join Zoom Meeting

  • Messy Church Training is scheduled for Saturday, April 22nd at Jefferson UMC in Jefferson, NC. We are opening this up to the first 10 churches that register. This is for laity and clergy. Bring your teams. We will open this up to other churches in WNC Conference March 22 if 10 churches have not registered. Registration is required for you and your teams and the cost is $15 per person to cover lunch.                                                  

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Rev. Gloria Hughes at