The Parish Paper

ppaperRecently the Conference subscribed to The Parish Paper as a resource for our churches and clergy.

The Parish Paper began in 1971, pioneered by Dr. Lyle E. Schaller, often called America’s foremost church consultant, and the author of more than fifty books on church leadership during the last four decades, many of which were published by Abingdon Press, Nashville. During the 1990s, research by The Alban Institute identified The Parish Paper as the best-known publication of its type among leaders of American Protestant denominations.

Each monthly issue of The Parish Paper provides ideas, insights, research-findings, and practical methods that strengthen the effectiveness of congregations in accomplishing God’s purposes through their various ministries.


Currently available issues for the WNCC:

February 2015- How to Avoid the Potholes on the Road to Retirement

May 2015- Seeking a Bivocational Calling for Pastors and Churches

June 2015- Could Lack of Curiosity Kill the Church?


The Western North Carolina Conference’s purchase of a subscription to The Parish Paper INCLUDES

1.      Permission to provide copies to our staff and to the congregations within our jurisdiction in any of the following ways: E-mail, Postal, newspaper, newsletter, meetings, training events, and our website.

2.      Permission for each congregation within our jurisdiction to (a) photocopy or electronically distribute for local use as many copies as it needs, (b) post them on its website, and (c) quote sentences and paragraphs.

Congregations within the Western North Carolina Conference to which we distribute The Parish Paper do not have permission (a) to delete the copyright ownership notice, (b) to re-write, paraphrase, delete, or change the wording of sentences and paragraphs, or (c) to give any third party—other than our staff and constituents—permission to photocopy or reprint (in any quantity, no matter how small, whether for free distribution or for sale).