In June 2019, the NCCUMC Commission on the Status and Role of Women partnered with the Center for Leadership Excellence to begin sending monthly emails of encouragement to women in ministry in the NC Conference. Written by women in ministry for women in ministry, these emails highlight voices from around the Conference and offer specific… Continue Reading→
Let’s add a little playfulness to our day. Join Rev. Courtney Ellis, author of Happy Now: Let Playfulness Lift Your Load and Renew Your Spirit, for a seminar designed to help lift your load and renew your spirit through one of the most life-giving spiritual practices of all: the power of playfulness! Together we’ll laugh,… Continue Reading→
A few weeks ago I attended a retreat at a Catholic center along with other clergy women. The moment I stepped into the building my eyes caught a picture frame on the wall with the words: “Be still and know that I am God.” As I read these words in my mind, I let out a deep sigh. I sensed my shoulders drop, and then I inhaled and exhaled one more time. As I went from one room to another, I noticed that the space was filled not only with beautiful images of saints but also every room had a picture frame with the phrase “Be still and know that I am God.”
Don’t stop now! Even if your generosity series has been preached, there are other ways to reach out for giving opportunities. Join the Center for Leadership Excellence next week, with Jennifer Williams and Scott McKenzie, for a webinar on strategizing end-of-year giving. Finishing with a Purpose: Strategizing End of Year GivingPresented by the Center for… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar. In the midst of an incredibly difficult ministry season, more faith leaders are feeling the threat of burnout than ever. Our wells have run dry, our creativity has run its course, and we are exhausted beyond belief. What should we do now? Join Rev. Courtney… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar. Though pledge cards may already be in the offering plate or submitted online, there are other ways to approach end-of-year giving in your church. There is still time and opportunity to encourage your online and in-person congregants to choose generosity. We will look at practical… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites all who proclaim from the pulpit to join us this Thursday, 10-11:30am ET, for our final of three virtual workshops on the theme Wade in the Water: Engaging Challenging Topics from the Pulpit. This week, we welcome Kevin Baker and Crystal DesVignes to share with us their struggles and successes with… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites all who proclaim from the pulpit to join us this Thursday, 10-11:30am ET, for our second of three virtual workshops. Our Preaching WELL theme this year is Wade in the Water: Engaging Challenging Topics from the Pulpit, and this week we welcome Justin Coleman and Jabe Largen to share with us… Continue Reading→
On her final day as our Resident Bishop, Bishop Hope Morgan Ward shared with Bishop LaTrelle Easterling in a conversation about their work together regarding race reconciliation and the Cabinet of Bishop’s Anti-Racism Task Force. Two groups of clergywomen hosted this conversation, Clergywomen of Color and White Women Doing the Work (WWDTW) of Antiracism. The invitation for this conversation was open to all clergy women, and a few men joined us as well.
Bishops Ward and Easterling talked about the relationship they had developed with each other, and the trust they shared.