The Center for Leadership Excellence, in partnership with the Christian Unity & Interreligious Relationships (CUIR) committee, presents an in-person workshop…
Relational and Ecumenical Ministry…
Seeking Authentic Connection
Tuesday, September 27, 10:30am – 1:30pm
St. Paul’s UMC, Carolina Beach (map it)
$10/person (includes lunch)
About the Workshop:
Sometimes it takes a little nudge to reach out to a neighbor and start to build a relationship. The NC Conference CUIR committee and Center for Leadership Excellence seek to encourage church leaders to develop intentional ecumenical partnerships and Pan Methodist connections. We will spend time listening to pastors who have developed friendships with one another over time. They will share how they have worked through challenges and differences across race, culture, and denomination. Most importantly, we will hear about moments when God showed up.
This event will be a mixture of presentation and Q&A, followed by lunchtime table discussions with others who aim for the same goals. Explore the possibilities of ecumenical connections and the benefits of working across differences. CUIR hopes you will leave inspired to form meaningful partnerships and friendships with other congregations so that you can serve alongside one another in ministry and mission.
- The Rev. Julian Pridgen (AMEZ) and the Rev. Matt Evans (UMC) will talk about Greater Heights UMC/AMEZ church becoming a Union Church.
- The Rev. LuAnn Charlton (UMC) and the Rev. Allen Waller (Episcopal) will share about the evolution and growth of their ecumenical clergy covenant group.
- The Rev. Jermaine Armour (AMEZ) and the Rev. Beth Hood (UMC) will share about the seasons of leadership change throughout their church partnership.