Creating New Spaces for New Peopleby Rev. Dr. Tim Catlett Recently, I was speaking with a national church planting expert, and he said, “The pandemic will forever change the way the local church conceives of our relationship with buildings and physical space.” For almost 70 years, members of the $10 Club and New Room Society… Continue Reading→
A New Faith Community The Garden at Spring Forest is a not for profit Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), project of The Church at Spring Forest in Hillsborough, NC, that enables the church to support the local community through donations to area food banks and boxes of fresh produce for community members. The garden welcomes and… Continue Reading→
Rev. Dr. Marty Cauley passed away on June 29 after a long illness. Marty served for over 27 years in ministry with the United Methodist Church, including five years in the Office of New Faith Communities. Marty left a legacy of disciple-making and transformation. This newsletter was created to celebrate and give thanks for our… Continue Reading→
Recognition of 2020 and 2021 RetireesRev. Sheila Ahler, chair of the Board of Pension, led the recognition of 2020 and 2021 retirees. Financial ReportsDr. Christine Dodson, Conference Treasurer, introduced the financial reports from: –Anne Lloyd, Chairperson for the Council on Finance and AdministrationThe proposed 2023 budget (pg. 36 in the Conference Workbook) shows a reduction… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and the Rev. Greg Moore talk about the annunciation to Mary and how her faithfulness to God’s will is reflected when we also walk in faithfulness.
Greg Moore, Executive Director for New Faith Communities, spoke about watching the conference theme of “Generosity in All Places” being evident throughout the conference this year. Currently, there are 24 New Faith Communities doing ministry in the NCC. The conference has one of the largest programs of all conferences. “This old work of making new… Continue Reading→
Why your church should welcome a New Faith Community to the neighborhood! When I was a young church planter, excited to be moving into a fast growing area to begin a new work. It never dawned on me that this new endeavor would some how be threatening to existing United Methodist churches. I had assumed… Continue Reading→
A Focused Learning Community for Spiritual Entrepreneurs The North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church has consistently led the connection in creating vital new faith communities. As the office of New Faith Communities continues to live into that tradition of excellence, it launched AXIS: A Learning Community for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. The initial three-day immersion,… Continue Reading→
As we embrace this season of homecoming and harvest, Bishop Hope reminds us we too were once new as the church. You can honor those days when your church first came to life by participating in Impact10, an indispensable resource for launching of new faith communities!