Stewardship Summit – March 5 at Simpsonville UMC

Growing Generous GiversJoin our Bishop for the 2nd Annual CF&A Stewardship Summit on Saturday, March 5th, at Simpsonville UMC as we welcome Dr. Ken Callahan to teach on “Growing Generous Givers.” All Clergy and Laity are invited for this wonderful day filled with outstanding teaching on stewardship in the local church, worship, and fellowship. There are limited spots. So, register today at http://www.umcsc.org/data/stewardshipsummit.php. The cost of the Stewardship Summit is $10, which includes lunch from Chick-fil-A.

Dr. Terry Teykl: “Praying Grace”

Sunday, February 28, 5:30 PMCovenant

Terry TeyklAs part of Covenant United Methodist Church’s upcoming series “40 Days to Victory,” Dr. Terry Teykl will be our special guest speaker on prayer Sunday, February 28.  Dr. Teykl is currently a prayer pastor for the Faithbridge United Methodist Church in Spring, Texas. He also serves as Chaplain for KSBJ, a Christian radio station.

Sunday afternoon, at 5:30 PM, Dr. Teykl will be leading a prayer seminar based on his book “Praying Grace.”  Everyone is invited to come and learn about the power of prayer for our lives, our church and our nation!  There is a $20 cost, which includes Dr. Teykl’s book “Praying Grace.” Child care is provided. Please indicate if you will need child care when you register. Please visit http://www.covumc.org/dr-terry-teykl-praying-grace/ to register. Covenant United Methodist Church is located at 1310 Old Spartanburg Road, Greer, South Carolina 29650.

Registration for Callahan Workshop Now Open

12 keys 2Ken Callahan Church Leader Workshop

Saturday, March 12, 2016

8:30 am to 3: 30pm

Buncombe Street UMC, Greenville

Pastors and five leaders from the second group are invited and expected to attend this all day workshop.

Dr. Callahan’s 12 Keys to an Effective Church will be available for purchase at a very reduced price.

 

Click Here to Register  Last day of registration is March 5.

Register Now for the 2016 Men’s Weekend

Men's Weekend

Organized for Mission

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We have divided our churches into eight missional groups of approximately eight churches each. The Superintendent or Congregational Specialist will meet with each mission group once a month. This will replace the monthly clergy gatherings. This will allow the Superintend and Specialist to spend more quality time with the clergy for encouragement and visioning. In addition, key lay members of each congregation will be asked to participate in the visioning, planning and implementation of the mission strategy. We cannot be successful without the laity’s buy-in and participation.

Each missional group will share best practice of each congregation, to learn about one another’s gifts, strengths and successes, to lift up and encourage, and to share resources of time, gifts, and facility.

We will spend time in prayer, discerning what mission God is calling us to fulfill. After much reflection and study of our community, using data and demographics, each group will prioritize the needs and opportunities that arise. We then will develop a strategic plan of action.

These group meetings begin in September of 2015, and meet monthly except December, 2014, and March of 2016, ending in May of 2016.

At least once a year, each mission group will come together in a common mission to impact the community.

Our Greenville District Mission Groups are:

Crescent Mission Group

Downtown Mission Group

Mauldin/Golden Strip Mission Group

Traveler’s Rest Mission Group

Simpsonville/Golden Strip Mission Group

Greer Mission Group

Taylors/Greer Mission Group

25 Corridor Mission Group

WELCOME!

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 gvdist@umcsc.org, if we can assist you.

South Carolina United Methodist ClergyMay God bless you.

Sincerely,
Rev. George Howle

District Superintendent