Bishop Hope Morgan Ward announces the creation of Church Transformation Ministries, a new extension ministry team whose primary purpose is to help congregations in the NC Conference find the best path forward for strength and health in making disciples of Jesus Christ.
God’s work to provide a good future for all churches involves ongoing transformation, especially for churches who may have limited capacity for turnaround and sustainability. Congregations who desire to clarify options are invited to participate in a process to build consensus for new directions in ministry.
A substantial grant from The Duke Endowment will support this ministry for many years to come as we work together for an increasingly healthy community of churches. Rev. Ken B. McLean has been appointed as the Assistant to the Cabinet for Church Transformation Ministries.
McLean is a graduate of the NCSU School of Design and Duke Divinity. He has experience in rural and urban churches ranging in membership from under 100 to over 2200 members, and has engaged the full life cycle of a church. In his work the last eight years serving on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, he has gained experience with a diversity of churches, ministry contexts and settings, pastors, laity, and candidates for ministry. Additional training includes the School of Congregational Development and Stephen Ministry.
This work will be directed by the Bishop and Cabinet, with additional guidance and support from the Church Transformation Ministries Task Force.