Nov 18

PowerPoint Slides for PPRC Training Available

The PowerPoint slides used for the PPRC Training by Rev. Howle November 16th during Laity Training are available here as a download.

PPRC Training 2014-2015

14-15 AppointProcess

Nov 17

Youth Choir Festival April 2015

20141114_113405_1Click here to download a PDF file that has more information and registration forms.

Nov 17

“Men in Ministry – Skin in the Game”- Spiritual Weekend February 20-22, 2015

2015LogoHeader-1024x372We have a new venue for 2015, Christ UMC in Myrtle Beach, SC.  We had an over the top event last year, with over 500 men in attendance.  Christ UMC is the old Gatling Brothers Theater, and will hold up to 1,900 in comfort.  This year’s program will follow up with our theme of “Skin in the Game”, on how we can get more men involved in ministry.  Our speakers are Bishop Johnathan Holston, Rev. John Ed Mathison, Albert Long, Adrian Despres, Rev. James Friday, and Michael Belk.  We have arranged for two hotels next to Christ UMC for rooms.  We will have the Claflin University Choir and Christ UMC praise band for music.  More information and registration can be found on the web site.  Early registration is encouraged for a reduced fee, and if you can get five from one group, the sixed person has a free registration.

Nov 17

“Grow Your Church Through Ministry to Men and their Families “

Each Teaching Church event will be different, because they will share their ideas that have helped them grow their churches through discipleship of men and their families. Attend one in your area or attend as many as you can to gather ideas for growing your church. This is part of our “connection” as United Methodist to share our successes with sister churches.  Come, listen, and learn how to make disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of SC and the World.  The Greenville District Teaching Church is Covenant UMC, and will be held on January 17, 2015.  We need to have a full house to hear how this church in our district has increased the opportunities for men in ministry.  More information as to time and registration will be coming.  You can check with the Men’s page on the web page.

Nov 10

FULL TIME Director of Adult Ministry

Advent UMCAdvent United Methodist Church, a vibrant church in Simpsonville, SC with a membership of 1800 is seeking a full time Director of Adult Ministry.

This individual will be an inspiring and engaging leader who is responsible for overseeing programming, assimilation, and discipleship for Adults of all ages. Responsibilities include teacher recruitment and training, curriculum development, and oversight of Sunday School and small groups. This individual will work with the Adult Ministry Committee to promote a culture of learning, service, worship and fellowship. The position requires a four year degree with UMC theological training preferred. The candidate must have prior experience in adult discipleship or Christian education. This person must be a good communicator, team player and one who has a passion for helping adults grow in their faith. Please submit resume and salary requirements to

Nov 04

New Children’s Ministry Fellowship Group Starting

For those leading Children’s Ministry:

My name is Anne Shelton, and I am the Director of Children’s Ministry at Advent United Methodist in Simpsonville. Some of you may know me, some of you definitely know each other, and some of you feel like the only one around!  I’m writing to you, as a leader of Children’s Ministry in your congregation, to address a need that I see in our district.

As you know, the Greenville Youth Ministry has built up a wonderful, supportive community called Intertwined. Youth ministers from all over Greenville meet to share ideas, plan events and talk about the challenges and joys of their ministry.

That opportunity for connection has been a blessing to the youth ministry of the Greenville District. I truly believe that those of us who serve as leaders of Children’s Ministry would benefit from a similar connection. Some of us do this ministry work as an unpaid labor of love, some of us are fortunate enough to have this as our full time work, and some of us are somewhere in between. We all share a love for Christ and for children. Maybe you’ve been in this ministry for decades, or for years, or maybe just months; we could all benefit from a place to share ideas, gain perspective, and be the best ministers of God’s love that we can be.

Would you be interested in forming a group, which would meet once a month for fellowship, support, and learning?

If you are, please email me, or call me at 864-288-5217, and we can set a time and place to get started.

I look forward to hearing from you, and pray the best for your ministry in the busy days ahead.


Anne SheltonAdvent UMC

Director of Children’s Ministries

Advent United Methodist Church

2258 Woodruff Road

Simpsonville, SC 29681


Nov 03

VBS Training for the Greenville District

GForce-Cokesbury-VBS-headerSimpsonville UMC will host VBS Training for the churches of the Greenville District who are interested in using the Cokesbury Curriculum, G-Force VBS.

The Training will take place Saturday, January 31, from 9am to 12 noon, at Simpsonville UMC, 215 SE Main Street, Simpsonville.

For more information you may call 864-967-3071.

Apr 25


We are pleased that you have visited the webpage of the Greenville District of the United Methodist Church of the South Carolina Annual Conference.

Welcome.  We extend an invitation to visit any of our churches.  Clergy as well as lay persons stand ready to assist you in the quest to locate a church home.  We continue to be about the task of inviting persons to become disciples of Jesus Christ, assisting them to grow in discipleship and sending them out to live as faithful disciples.  Please come and join with us as we seek to remain faithful servants of God.

Currently, there are 59 charges and 72 churches within the District.  Included in this number are both a Hispanic Mission and a Korean Mission. Our churches offer a varied ministry seeking to meet the needs of persons at every stage of the lifespan.  If you are seeking a place of worship, nurture and outreach, visit any of our churches and let us assist you on your spiritual journey.  Please call the District Office at 864-233-3611, or email at, if we can assist you.

South Carolina United Methodist ClergyMay God bless you.

Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent