Bishop Ward has asked pastors and chairpersons of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee to work together to lead a conversation of assessment of the ministry of each church. The assessment process this year will focus on five specific areas of ministry flowing from the mission statement of the North Carolina Annual Conference and the 2014 Annual Conference session: Effective Leaders, Healthy Congregations, Congregations for Children, Imagine No Malaria and Unity. The 2014 Assessment Questions are offered so that we might experience alignment of our ministry even as we encourage creativity in response to God’s call upon our lives. The assessment will be accomplished with the pastor and committee working together. Please receive and respond to the questions posed on the worksheet in the Online Data Collection System. All assessments must be completed by November 30, 2014.