In the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church there are about 800 churches. Of those churches, over 600 of them average 100 or fewer people in worship attendance. Some of these churches could be on the verge of closing within the next 20 years if things don’t change. Many small membership churches are in places of opportunity, but cannot seem to make any real advancement toward growth or sustainability in ministry. Each church in the Bladen Charge has a unique testimony to how God has moved and increased their faith, ministry, and reach for the Kingdom. Read more…Fan the Flame.