Calendar

Nov
18
Sat
2017
ERT Training
Nov 18 all-day

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Early Response Team (ERT) Basic Training. You must be at least 18 years old.

This is a three-step process.

  • Step One: Complete this pre-registration form and submit $35 for the training.
  • Step Two: Upon submission you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation will have a link for a required background check. Within 48 hours, click the link and follow the instructions provided. Your background check will cost $10 payable to Trak-1.
  • Step Three: Upon completion of a successful background check, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully registered for ERT training.

The class promptly begins at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am.

UMCOR’s participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.

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ERT Training
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Early Response Team (ERT) Basic Training. You must be at least 18 years old.

This is a three-step process.

  • Step One: Complete this pre-registration form and submit $35 for the training.
  • Step Two: Upon submission you will receive an email confirmation. This confirmation will have a link for a required background check. Within 48 hours, click the link and follow the instructions provided. Your background check will cost $10 payable to Trak-1.
  • Step Three: Upon completion of a successful background check, you will receive confirmation that you have successfully registered for ERT training.

The class promptly begins at 9am. Doors open at 8:15am.

UMCOR’s participants learn the basics of disaster response, including how to stabilize and secure homes safely, and how to work effectively with survivors and others on the response team. This standardized class is required for the basic ERT UMCOR identification badge.

Dismantling Racism
Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm
Jan
7
Sun
2018
Catawba Valley- District Leadership Conference
Jan 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

District Leadership Conference

Our District theme this year is “Light the Fire of Discipleship.” Our vision is to empower each local church to live into the disciple-making model, creating churches filled with disciples making disciples, churches that foster transformation through small-group ministry, and churches that model a community which loves, learns, and leads together.

As a part of that vision, we are excited to offer training opportunities to our laity. The first of these opportunities will be the District Leadership Conference, which will be held on

 

Sunday, January 7, 2018
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
St. Luke’s UMC (Hickory)
52 16th Ave. NW
Hickory, NC 28601

The following courses are available:

·     “The Discipleship of Faith and Generosity”

·     “The Mission and Ministry of Staff/Pastor Parish”

·     “Do’s and Don’ts of Local Church Finance”

·     “Single-Board Governance— It’s About Vision and Leadership”

·     “Local Church Historians”

·     “Ministry of the Trustees”

·     “Children’s Ministry”

·     “Building Relationships through Nurture, Outreach, and Witness (NOW) Ministries”

·     “In the Beginning”

·     “Igniting the Fire of Youth Ministry”

·     “Baptism is the Ordination of the Laity”

There is no cost for these courses, but registration is required.

Registration deadline: January 1, 2018

For more information including course descriptions or to register for a course, click on the button below.

Jan
13
Sat
2018
WNCC Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Jan 13 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

WNCC MLK Jr. Celebration 50 years later

January 13, 2018
10am-2pm
at The Historic Bennett College, Greensboro NC
A United Methodist Institution of Higher Learning

Rev. Dr. William Bobby McClain, guest speaker &
presentation from Duke Divinity House of Hispanic Studies

Jan
14
Sun
2018
The Big Silence
Jan 14 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 17 @ 3:30 pm

The Big Silence is a 4-Day mostly silent retreat offering an immersion in solitude, silence, and deep prayer at the beautiful St. Francis Springs Prayer Center from Sunday afternoon to Wednesday afternoon, January 14-17, 2018. Start the year off by setting an inner course of connection with God to support your life and ministry in the months to come. Praying the hours in community is complemented by a variety of silent prayer practices and wonderful spaces just to be present with the Spirit. For more information and registration: www.centenary-ws.org/the-big-silence-retreat.

2018 Brochure

Jan
22
Mon
2018
Study Leave for Ministry Professionals
Jan 22 @ 8:00 am – Jan 26 @ 5:00 pm

Description

Find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship and prayer on the Duke University campus. This flexible program is designed for Christian institutional leaders, pastors, program staff, and laity, and can cost as little as $150. You select the study topic. We provide all the resources you’ll need to make your week as productive as possible.

While at Duke, you may choose to:

  • Audit Divinity School classes
  • Meet with Divinity School faculty as appropriate to your topic of study
  • Participate in community worship and lectures

Tuition for churches eligible for Duke Endowment grants and certain other individuals is $150 (a $550 discount) and includes:

  • Four nights of accommodations (extended stay options available)
  • Access to classes, libraries and the campus gym
  • A meal allowance
  • Campus parking
  • Continuing education credit unit opportunities

Unlike traditional continuing education events that offer a specific course of study, Study Leave allows each participant to propose a study topic during registration. Previous participants have studied such topics as church history, Christian tradition, Scripture, worship, ethics and preaching.

Ten sessions of the program will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Group sessions are also available; please contact us for more information.

Learn more and register »

Feb
12
Mon
2018
Study Leave for Ministry Professionals
Feb 12 @ 8:00 am – Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm

Description

Find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship and prayer on the Duke University campus. This flexible program is designed for Christian institutional leaders, pastors, program staff, and laity, and can cost as little as $150. You select the study topic. We provide all the resources you’ll need to make your week as productive as possible.

While at Duke, you may choose to:

  • Audit Divinity School classes
  • Meet with Divinity School faculty as appropriate to your topic of study
  • Participate in community worship and lectures

Tuition for churches eligible for Duke Endowment grants and certain other individuals is $150 (a $550 discount) and includes:

  • Four nights of accommodations (extended stay options available)
  • Access to classes, libraries and the campus gym
  • A meal allowance
  • Campus parking
  • Continuing education credit unit opportunities

Unlike traditional continuing education events that offer a specific course of study, Study Leave allows each participant to propose a study topic during registration. Previous participants have studied such topics as church history, Christian tradition, Scripture, worship, ethics and preaching.

Ten sessions of the program will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Group sessions are also available; please contact us for more information.

Learn more and register »

Mar
3
Sat
2018
Uwharrie District- Lay Servant Training
Mar 3 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Uwharrie District Lay Servant Ministries Classes  will be held at four locations with classes on the following dates at these locations from 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M with worship from 4:00-4:30 P.M.  We are now taking registrations for the fall courses.

We encourage you to register as early as possible so that you can receive class materials and have sufficient time to read materials.

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 A.M. Welcome, Registration, Coffee

8:30 A.M. – 12:00    Class

12:00noon   Lunch

12:30 – 4:00 P.M. Class

4:00 – 4:30 P.M.  Closing Worship

 

 

The cost of the training event is $30 per student to cover mailings, books, handouts, and meal. 

Lay Servant Training & Form

 

Mar
5
Mon
2018
Study Leave for Ministry Professionals
Mar 5 @ 8:00 am – Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm

Description

Find the time to read, reflect, research, or just relax with Study Leave for Ministry Professionals. Over the span of five to seven days, participants can immerse themselves in learning and renewal through self-directed study, worship and prayer on the Duke University campus. This flexible program is designed for Christian institutional leaders, pastors, program staff, and laity, and can cost as little as $150. You select the study topic. We provide all the resources you’ll need to make your week as productive as possible.

While at Duke, you may choose to:

  • Audit Divinity School classes
  • Meet with Divinity School faculty as appropriate to your topic of study
  • Participate in community worship and lectures

Tuition for churches eligible for Duke Endowment grants and certain other individuals is $150 (a $550 discount) and includes:

  • Four nights of accommodations (extended stay options available)
  • Access to classes, libraries and the campus gym
  • A meal allowance
  • Campus parking
  • Continuing education credit unit opportunities

Unlike traditional continuing education events that offer a specific course of study, Study Leave allows each participant to propose a study topic during registration. Previous participants have studied such topics as church history, Christian tradition, Scripture, worship, ethics and preaching.

Ten sessions of the program will be offered during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Group sessions are also available; please contact us for more information.

Learn more and register »