February 2022 BRD Monthly

posted on January 31


March Clergy Meeting: Save the Date

The next clergy meeting will be held via Zoom March 8. Further details coming soon.



Outward Mindset Training

This March 8 and 9, a special opportunity for teams of Pastors and their Local Church Lay Leaders to receive Outward Mindset Training with the Arbinger Institute will be held at the District Office. An outward mindset is a focus on others and the community around us. Participants are expected to gain tools for self-awareness, mindset change, accountability, and collaboration. Read more on the Outward Mindset Training here.

This two-day event is fully funded by the district and will be facilitated by Rene Wilt and our own Joy Moss. Mark Ralls will be participating with District Lay Leader, Russ Darnell.  Please call Mark for more information.  



Anti-Racism Ethics Training

Spring antiracism clergy ethics training registration is now open.  It is important to take advantage of these opportunities as they become available because spots are limited and this antiracism training is mandatory for all WNC appointed clergy.
This cycle offers in-person workshops only. There are three Saturday-only opportunities for part-time local pastors and laity.

In-Person 2-Day Workshops: (10-6 each day)
April 1, 2 • Asheboro
May 6,7 • Charlotte
May 13,14 • Franklin
June 3,4 • West Jefferson
More information and registration is available here:

Ethics in Ministry (wnccumc.org)



Fresh Expressions Exponential

March 7-10, join 
Bishop Ken CarterRev. Dr. Stephanie Moore Hand of Metro District, Rev. Dr. Michael Moynagh of Wycliffe Hall, Oxford, Rev. Dr. Michael Beck of the Florida Conference, and more for the 2022 Fresh Expressions Exponential.
The Orlando conference features over 200 speakers, 150 workshops, 20 pre-conference intensives, and 75+ networks and denominations. This year's theme is "Moving with the Spirit".

Find details and registration here.


Regathering the Church Webinar

Hosted by the Center for Congregational Health at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist, this webinar is part of a series offered to pastors and congregational leaders to help navigate the ever-changing ways of the Church through Covid. 

Leading the series is Dr. Ernst-Bischoff, a Wake Forest Baptist Health System Epidemiologist, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Professor of Epidemiology and Prevention

 Find details and registration here. 



Finding Serenity Course with Debbie Ross

Journey through the full Serenity Prayer by Trevor Hudson with active laymen Debbie Ross of Groce UMC, Asheville. Explore the entirety of the Serenity Prayer and learn to find peace even when the world and events around us feels chaotic. Ross will lead this course through beadisciple.com, where after enjoying several courses herself she trained to become an instructor with them.

Full details and registration here.



Winter 2022 Conference Offerings


…and hope does not disappoint us,
because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. 

-Romans 5:5

We hope to provide a source of encouragement below in several ways, including words of hope and resources that might be helpful.

2022 Conference Winter Offerings



Upcoming Dates & Events

  • February 13: Anti Racism Training Group 3 Begins
  • February 28: Anti Racism Training Group 4 Begins
  • March 8: Clergy Meeting
  • March 8-9: Outward Mindset Training
  • March 18-20: 2022 Marriage Enrichment Retreat



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