WNCC Fellowship of Local Pastor and Associate Members.
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In accordance with the 2008 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church, paragraph 323.1, we as the Western North Carolina Conference Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members (Fellowship) covenant to:
Provide for regular gatherings of local pastors and associate members for continuing formation in relationship to Jesus Christ through such experiences as Bible study, study of issues facing the church and society, and theological exploration in vocational identity and leadership BY:
meeting no less than annually in conjunction with the annual conference and as often throughout the year as the Fellowship determines for the purpose of participating in the means of grace through:
Encourage local pastors in continued study beyond the course of study BY:
Develop a bond of unity and common commitment to the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church and the annual conference BY:
Enable the creation of relationships that allow mutual support and trust BY:
Note: The Text in bold italics is from paragraph 323.1, points a-d, of the 2008 edition of The Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church.
Adopted by the Western North Carolina Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members on May 3, 2011.
Western North Carolina Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members
Purpose and Covenant