The Conference Office and all District Offices are closed due to governmental recommendations. The best way to reach our District staff is by email, or by calling our main office number (704-525-3395).
As churches continue to meet online, WNCC Treasury Services and the United Methodist Foundation have produced this resource that provides several options for online giving. While many of our churches already have online giving procedures in place, we know many do not. We hope these options will prove helpful for you.
Church Development Offers Assistance for Streaming Worship
In response to the rapid spread of COVID-19, Bishop Leeland has recommended to suspend public worship until the end of March. In order to facilitate continued worship during this time the Church Development office is offering the following resources to help churches transition to online streaming and online giving.
Allen Stanton, the Executive Director of the Turner Center at Martin Methodist College, offers words of encouragement, tips, and advice for small and rural churches who find themselves in uncharted territory with online ministry.
In an effort to help you stay connected to your congregations during social distancing, the WNCC Resource Center has compiled a list of virtual ministry resources. Browse the list to find new technologies and programs that can assist you in this new way of ministry.
Bishop Leeland shares a video message of encouragement in this time of social distancing and COVID-19. Links to additional resources for church and community preparedness can be found following the Bishop's message.
Due to the cancellations of worship services and most events and gatherings in our conference and districts, Lay Servant Training scheduled for March 21/22 and March 28/29 is being POSTPONED until OCTOBER 3 and 4, 2020! Everything will remain the same. You will have the same course for which you have prepared, your class will just meet now on October 3 and 4. The location and the instructor(s) will stay the same