All conference members are invited to attend a conference-wide Zoom session on Friday, May 27 at 12:00 p.m. At the session, we will discuss a recommended change to the Conference Insurance Plan design, benefits and costs to be presented to Annual Conference in the Insurance Committee’s report. To learn more about the recommendation and to register for the Zoom session, visit the Insurance webpage.
The Center for Leadership Excellence invites you to a three-week workshop series. You can choose to attend one, two, or all three.
When your church has a crisis, how can you be ready? Join us and learn the skills you need to provide an immediate response in crisis, develop successful strategies for pre-empting or managing a crisis, and avoid critical mistakes that can cause long-term damage.
Register once and we will send you the link for all three Zoom sessions. All sessions will be recorded, and registrants will receive links to the recordings as soon as they are available.
Session 1 – Crisis Planning and Strategic Response
Session 2 – Audiences and Messaging
Session 3 – Dealing with the News Media
These workshops are offered without charge by United Methodist Communications.
Effective Communication in Times of Crisis
Presented by the Center for Leadership Excellence
with Diane Degnan
Wednesdays, August 10, 17, and 24
1-2:30 PM ET
About Diane Degnan :
Diane Degnan has more than 25 years of experience working in media and public relations and has trained and coached hundreds of persons to become skilled spokespersons. As Director of Public Relations at United Methodist Communications, Diane oversees the development and execution of public relations and social media strategies for The United Methodist Church. In addition, she works to create a voice for the church in the secular and religious media and helps church leaders surmount communication challenges and crises.
All clergy conference members are invited to attend a conference-wide Zoom session on Tuesday, May 24 at 12:00 p.m. At the session, we will discuss a recommended change to the Transition Fund to be presented to Annual Conference in the Board of Pension’s report. To learn more about the recommendation and to register for the Zoom session, visit the Transition Fund webpage.
The NCCUMC Health Ministry Team encourages you to attend!
Care4Carolina believes that access to quality, affordable health care helps build a healthier, stronger North Carolina.
Register here: https://care4carolina.com/event/prayer-breakfast/
We hope you will join us!
In challenging times, the key to success (and even survival!) is resilience. But how can we be the kind of leaders who not only bounce back after our own stumbles, but also lead our congregations and communities to find new growth through challenging times?
Over the past few years, the Center for Leadership Excellence has hosted vibrant speakers on questions about developing resilience and leading congregations through times of anxiety and change. If you are thinking about these challenges, we encourage you to check out one or more of these free recordings:
Happiness: Incorporating Playfulness into Our Lives and Churches – Let’s have some fun! In this webinar, Courtney Ellis led us in a time of playfulness and reminded us all how play can be a life-giving spiritual practice for our churches and communities. View Event Recording.
Breakthrough Prayer for the Coming Season – In this webinar, Sue Nilson Kibbey showed us how “breakthrough prayer” can bring our congregations to a place of hope and expectation for God’s new possibilities to unfold! View Event Recording.
Change: From Comfort to Courage – In this webinar, Margaret Brunson invited us to step out of our comfort zones into the courage zone in order to be an effective leader through times of change. View Event Recording.
Resilience: What to Do When Innovation Doesn’t Work as Planned – In this webinar, Dawn Dillon explored some of the research on resilience and offered ways to develop this skill with deliberate, intentional tools. View Event Recording.
To check out other past events, view our Archive of Center for Leadership Excellence Events. We hope you find one or more of these recordings to be helpful to you and your ministry.
The North Carolina Conference will host a Transition Seminar for all churches and pastors experiencing changes in ministerial appointments. This year’s Transition Seminar will be on Sunday, May 15, at four locations from 3-6 pm. Pastors will attend the meeting corresponding to the District of their new appointment. Pastors, register at districts.nccumc.org.
At the Transition Seminar, you will receive information on ending your current appointment well and strategies to begin your new appointment with enthusiasm and excitement. You will also have the opportunity to meet the S/PPRC members, who will be attending from your new church, and get acquainted with your new District Superintendent and Administrative Assistant to the DS (AADS).
Clergy retiring, taking a leave of absence, being appointed to an Extension Ministry, or taking an appointment outside of the NC Conference, are not required to attend the Transition Seminar.
The S/PPRC chairperson and another S/PPRC member from each church will attend the Transition Seminar held at the event affiliated with their District.
- Beacon/Sound Districts: First UMC: Washington, 304 West 2nd Street, Washington, NC 27889 (in Wesley Hall)
- Capital/Fairway Districts: Genesis UMC, 850 High House Rd, Cary, NC 27519 (in the Worship Room)
- Corridor/Heritage Districts: Aldersgate UMC, 1320 Umstead Rd, Durham, NC 27712 (in the Family Life Center)
- Harbor/Gateway Districts: Whiteville UMC, 902 Pinckney St, Whiteville, NC 28472 (in the Fellowship Hall)
Laity, please register at districts.nccumc.org.
If you have any questions about the Transition Seminar, please contact the District Office at 919-779-9435.