Webinars seek to help clergy adapt and grow

The Foundation is partnering with the WNC Conference’s Leadership Development Team on a lunch-and-learn series designed to connect with one another in ministry, imagine the future, and engage in missions and ministries that can better our world.

Please click here to register for the following session:

CONNECT: Love over Fear: Navigating Pain in Polarized Times

A conversation with Rev. Dan White, Jr., about his story of clergy burnout that led to the opening of the Kineo Renewal and Retreat Center, a place where ministry leaders can process their tired and traumatized souls. Dan will speak to the situation of leaders now who are experiencing anxiety and stress that can lead to burnout and how to prevent it. This talk, sponsored by the Foundation, is for leaders to feel seen and heard as they connect with Dan and one another.

Tuesday, December 6
Noon-1:00 p.m.



IMAGINE: Art as a means of grace

A conversation with Rev. Anne Conover about Art as a Means of Grace which can help human beings encounter God, grow spiritually, and experience community. Consider how art and creativity can be used in ministry and outreach. Come prepared to engage, ask questions, and discover how art can be a means of grace in your life and ministry context.

Monday, October 3
Noon-1:00 p.m.

ENGAGE: Ministries with “Nones” & “Dones”

A conversation with Rev. Dr. Andrea Smith, pastor of West UMC in Mooresville, and Rev. Lexi Hernandez, pastor of a West UMC campus, Growth Co. for people in their 20s and 30s. Andrea will reflect on her experience leading West and her DMin work that focused on “Reaching the Nones and Dones” Lexi will share the vision for the Growth Co campus and how others can begin to connect to young adults.

Monday, October 31
Noon-1:00 p.m.

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