“Deepening Your Effectiveness” training coming to NC Conference
The church has become focused on membership, rather than discipleship, according to many in the United Methodist Church. For three generations, church growth was considered a function of birth and membership transfer. The plan Jesus offered in Matthew 28:19-20 calls the church to “go and make disciples of all nations.” The struggle today in many churches is to know how to do that. Read more
Caregiving Ministry with Older Adults Grant Application
The UM Committee on Older Adult Ministries will be providing grants related to older adult ministry in the area of Caregiving Ministry in 2011. The grants, part of the Comprehensive Plan for Older Adult Ministries, will be available to local United Methodist congregations, districts, annual conferences, central conferences, and United Methodist-related institutions. Read more
Congress on Evangelism convenes in January
Jan. 4-7, 2011, Kingston Plantation, Embassy Suites, Myrtle Beach, SC
The Congress on Evangelism is sponsored by the Council on Evangelism and the General Board of Discipleship with the support of The Foundation for Evangelism. The congress meets every January at different locations presenting motivational speakers and workshops based on evangelism. Read more
2010 Pilgrimage-Youth Leaders Register Your Groups Now!
Download the registration form, fill it out, and mail it in. Group pre-registration ends Oct. 25. After Oct. 25, a $25 fee is added per group registration. For more information about t-shirts, Saturday afternoon options, and the service project, go to http://nccpilgrimage.org/.
Rural Church Transformation to be topic of day-long discussion
The Academy for Leadership Excellence is partnering with Duke Thriving Rural Communities and the Fayetteville and Rockingham Districts in sponsoring a continuing education event, “The Rural Church as a Catalyst for Community Transformation,” on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at Solid Rock UMC in the Fayetteville District. Read more
Sept. 30 – CPI Grant Applications are due CPI Grant
Sept. 30 – Gathering for the Order of Deacons
Oct. 2 – Disciple Bible Outreach training, Haymount UMC, Fayetteville, DBOM training
Oct. 2 – Conference Historical Society Workshop
Oct. 3 – World Communion Sunday World Communion
Oct. 4 – Quadrennial Sexual Ethics Training, Smithfield: Centenary
More Notes for the Calendar:
Immigrant’s Reality and Mission to the Church workshop scheduled for Sept. 29 – Oct. 2 at Chestnut Ridge Camp and Retreat Center has been cancelled.
The Deacons/Diakonate Gathering scheduled Oct. 24-26 at Lake Junluska has been cancelled.