Wespath is hosting a two-part webinar series on Mental Health titled “First Aid for Mental Health.” The webinars are open to all UMC clergy and their spouses, church leaders, church staff, and congregation members. March 10 – Session 1: “The Basics” The first session teaches the foundational concepts of mental health, the ability to identify… Continue Reading→
Our focus this month is on our resiliency in the face of COVID-19, natural disasters, mental health challenges, and other daily struggles. As United Methodists, we persevere through trials and face tomorrow with God at our side.
The conference health ministry team recently awarded five health ministry mini-grants to encourage health ministry within the NC Conference of the UMC.
$1,000 to the non-profit Care4Carolina to aid in their mission to ensure quality, affordable healthcare for all North Carolinians.
Recently, we held a confidential space to check in with a small group of pastors. Through a series of virtual gatherings, we met with a representative group of clergy from different contexts and stages of ministry. Our goal was to see what their needs are in this uniquely challenging ministry season. Listening deeply to our… Continue Reading→
In a tough and tiring year, how do we find our feet and continue stepping forward in faith, trusting in God’s abundant gifts for our present and our future? Join us on October 13, 10am-noon ET, for a virtual workshop with Tom Berlin. This workshop is designed for clergy and laity to attend together, and… Continue Reading→
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a workshop with Tom Berlin. At times we find ourselves wandering in what feels like barren lands. Our inclination may be to default to a mindset of scarcity and choose to retreat and disengage. Yet as followers of Christ, we should follow in faith and respond in… Continue Reading→
For several of my childhood years, we had the habit of spending Labor Day underground. School would start the next day and this was the last opportunity for a summer activity. One year, as we were in the middle of a four-hour tour through Mammoth Cave, the guide told us to stop for a break and sit on some large boulders along the trail. Everyone in the group was most grateful and told him so. “Oh no, this isn’t a reward for what you just came through. This rest is to prepare you for what’s ahead.”
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a webinar with Annie Schmidt and Penny Carlo from NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness… How can the church support those who struggle with mental illness? In this webinar, the final of our three-part series, we will focus on the church and how congregations can create… Continue Reading→
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward connected us with the Rev. Dr. Vicki Johnson so that we could make everyone aware of this opportunity for clergy through The Art of WellBeing. Please address any inquiries directly to Vicki Johnson (email@example.com). Overview: This course is designed for leaders who wish to optimize personal wellbeing so that positive energy… Continue Reading→