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The Royce and Jane Reynolds Program in Church Leadership
A partnership of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina, Inc. and the Center for Creative Leadership

"My purpose in supporting the program (financially) is to try to develop visionary leadership for the church who will focus on our main mission and will help the UMC do a better job of making disciples for Jesus Christ." - Royce Reynolds

This is a certification leadership development program offered to United Methodist clergy in the Western North Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia , South Carolina, North Georgia, and Florida conferences. Since 1999 participants have been recommended to the program by their bishops, district superintendents, and previous years' graduates.

For more than 15 years, Janice Virtue and Russ Moxley have led groups of 25 clergy to learn from both academic and experiential disciplines. Through lectures, small groups, comprehensive feedback (self- and peer-scored instruments), coaching, reflection, peer learning, and renewal, participants grow in self-understanding and how it is to maximize their leadership potential. The program takes place during four different sessions over a 10-month period beginning in August and ending in May. Participants regularly praise this program as transformational for self and ministry. Applications for the 2017-'18 program will be processed in the spring of 2017 and must be received in the Foundation office or postmarked by March 30, 2017. To download a current application, click HERE.

To download The Royce and Jane Reynolds Program in Church Leadership brochure click here.

Opportunities for continuing education for alumni are available periodically through the "The Adding-On" program that began in summer 2013. Alumni are notified of events when offered.

If you have questions related to this program, please contact the Associate Director of Reynolds Ministries, Wanda Carpenter.


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Leadership Academy for Evangelism & Discipleship
A two-year, peer leadership program offered to ordained clergy in The Western North Carolina Conference

"There ought to be a way for ministers who are eager to reach the unchurched to get together and share ideas, programs, victories, concerns and failures." With
that idea from Royce Reynolds so began the Academy for Leadership. "They (ministers) will pick their own format and subjects to discuss. They will have outside
speakers, share with each other and go to major churches that are really on fire; and they will hold each other accountable."

The Royce and Jane Reynolds Leadership Academy for Evangelism & Discipleship began in 2006 with a group of Western North Carolina 25 clergy committed to reaching the unchurched and committed to each other. This group gathers three times a year over a two year period. Participants learn from a wide range of Christian leaders: United Methodists, Pentecostals, Non-Denominational, Presbyterian, etc. They travel to where the most effective ministries are taking place and report quarterly of their churches' growth, including the number of professions of faith. They celebrate the joy and challenges of ministry all with an eye on, “How can we do better?"

Participants for this program are selected every two years and may be Lead or Sr. Pastors, Associate Pastors for Evangelism and/or
Discipleship, or Executive Pastors. A minimum participation of two years is required. A maximum of participation is four years. Next
entry class will be for 2018. 100% attendance is expected. Participants in the program are expected to share their learning in their church, their district and their conference.

Applications accepted by referral.

To learn more about this program, please contact the Associate Director of Reynolds Ministries: Wanda Carpenter.


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Academy for Campus Ministry on Evangelism and Discipleship
A two-year, peer leadership program for campus ministers modeled after the The Royce and Jane Reynolds Leadership Academy for Evangelism & Discipleship

According to 2012 Pew Research, 1/3 of adults under the age of 30 claim no religious affiliation. We can bemoan this statistic or we can embrace the opportunity.
Campus Ministers embrace the opportunity.


The Royce and Jane Reynolds Academy for Campus Ministry on Evangelism and Discipleship is the newest program created by the Reynolds Ministries Team of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina. Believing the harvest is great for those who serve Christ on college campuses, the participants of the program gather four times in a two-year period to learn from leaders in the field as well as from each other. They also enter into a covenant of support. All participants are campus clergy who serve at four-year institutions, are the director of campus ministries or senior associates and represent United Methodist Wesley Programs. This program is designed for a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years.

Next applications will be solicited in fall of 2017. Referrals recommended.

To make a referral or to learn more about this program, please contact the Associate Director of Reynolds Ministries:
Wanda Carpenter.


 
 
 
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