Greg Moore, Executive Director for New Faith Communities, spoke about watching the conference theme of “Generosity in All Places” being evident throughout the conference this year. Currently, there are 24 New Faith Communities doing ministry in the NCC. The conference has one of the largest programs of all conferences.
“This old work of making new space is alive and well in the North Carolina Conference. Creating new faith communities is not a privilege of the clergy nor just a burden of the laity but it is a shared vocation by all of us by virtue of our baptism. The NFC Office is working to create systems so that everyone in this conference can participate in creating a new faith community. That does not mean that everyone will plant a new church start but it does mean that every church is figuring out how to share in making new space for new people in their community.”
The conference body then stood and prayed for the persons who will be sent out to plant new space for new people: Jason Butler, Wes Neal, Brent Levy, Annette Ethridge, Charles Albright, Michael Williams, Paul Dunham, Brock Meyer, Randy Evans, and Nick Rich.