Thanks for Ministries with Youth and Young Adults
In this week’s edition of Connections, Bishop Ward gives thanks for all the ways youth and young adults are being nurtured in faith throughout the Annual Conference.
Engaging Younger Adults in Rural NC
The NC Conference Office of Connectional Ministries has received a grant from The Duke Endowment to equip rural United Methodist churches in North Carolina to engage the young adults living in their mission field. Up to 30 UM churches are invited to participate in a year of training and coaching. The first cohort of about ten churches will begin October 3-4. Two more cohorts will be formed for later training workshops. See Engaging Younger Adults for more information.
Clergy Asked to Update Personal Data
The Conference Secretary’s Office is requesting that all pastors, particularly those who are moving, go and update their personal information (address, phone, etc.) in the online data system. If you need assistance in this process, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please update this information by July 15.
New Class of Disciple-Making Way Opening Enrollment
Disciple-Making Way is entering year three, and a new cohort of congregations is being enrolled.
Disciple-Making Way prepares churches for effectively fulfilling the call to make disciples of Jesus Christ. Participating churches develop a plan for ministry and mission that will produce followers of Jesus within and beyond the membership of the church. A new format will be introduced for this season, with four summits that bring together all the churches enrolled, and assigned work in between for local church teams to complete with the assistance of a coach. Prayerfully consider the opportunity to grow as a church and watch future News Briefs for a complete schedule and enrollment instructions.