From the Conference Transition Team:
The Conference Transition Team has been working since Annual Conference to finalize their proposal for the new district lines and names. This process involved making an initial proposal for lines and church placement within new districts, receiving requests for reconsideration, reviewing those requests and communicating the results and, finally, proposing the final list of districts and churches within the districts. The listing of churches is available here on the conference website. The team worked with the goal of attempting to distribute the population of North Carolina, as it is projected to be in five years, to try to even out some of the potential for reaching people. This goal meant that there will be some districts with more current churches and charges in it than others. The transition team wrestled with that and, ultimately, felt led to propose the model geared toward population distribution instead of a model more tied to where we currently are.
The transition team also received input through an on-line survey with recommendations for the names of the new districts. Input received included many requests not to use the names of towns or counties but asked that each name be somewhat descriptive of the area within the district. Through piecing together many suggestions, the team has proposed the names of the eight new districts to be as provided below. The numbering in the list follows the district numbers that were assigned in previous announcements for reporting purposes.
- Corridor District
- Heritage District
- Beacon District
- Fairway District
- Capital District
- Gateway District
- Harbor District
- Sound District
“The Transition Team has been very committed to completing its work, as promised, in the timeline announced earlier to the Annual Conference,” said Rev. Linda Taylor, chairperson of the Conference Transition Team. “The team has worked prayerfully and tirelessly in a way that will continue to move our Annual Conference forward, but most importantly in a way that will honor our Lord. As we look to the coming months, we are hopeful to be able to share information concerning the appointment of the district superintendents and district office information by February 1. The Transition Team continues to ask for your prayers as we continue our work.”
Download the District lines with Churches.