Laity outnumber the clergy in our conference by at least 100 to 1 – so we have an incredibly important opportunity to develop, encourage, and inspire our laity to exciting and vital ministry in our local churches. The Book of Discipline of the United Methodist Church leaves no doubt as to the “priesthood of all… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Christine Harman discuss Christian Formation ministries and the ministry of the laity in the North Carolina Conference.
North Carolina consistently ranks in the bottom third of all states for overall health. Approximately 28 percent of the adult population is obese, 10 percent of the adult population is diabetic. One in three North Carolina children are considered overweight or obese, a disturbing indicator of future chronic disease. A Healthier NC was created to… Continue Reading→
Watch the video above or read the transcript below. “In Acts 15:36, Paul asks Barnabas, “Come, go with me. Let’s go visit the believers.” It is in the spirit of this text that I begin this week visiting with clergy in the eight districts of our Annual Conference. Laity, this is an important time for… Continue Reading→
Academy of Christian Witness for Laity will be held October 15-17, 2009 at Camp Rockfish. Participants may check-in after 1:00 pm on Thursday and the last session will dismiss on Saturday around noon. Registration Form