Prepare and Enrich Training at Francis Asbury UMC

PREPARE and ENRICH TRAINING and CERTIFICATION WORKSHOP at Francis Asbury UMC on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Prepare/Enrich is a time-tested comprehensive and user-friendly ministry tool to employ with pre-marital and marital couples. A workshop will be hosted by Francis Asbury UMC on Thursday, May 11th, from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm for ministers, therapists, and church laity focused on a couples’ ministry.

For further information you may Google ‘PREPARE/ENRICH’ website, and then “Find a Workshop”, then click on the date. There you will find information for this workshop. You may also download a REGISTRATION FORM from the same site. Or, you may call or email Pastor Michael Kurtz at 828-674-5807, for any questions on this training opportunity.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Payment must be made by Monday, May 1st in order to register for this workshop. This enables us to order your training kit and supplies for the training. Information on payment and registration form are located at website. Or, you may contact Pastor Michael Kurtz.

Harry Denman Evangelism Award

The  Western North Carolina Annual Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth. (Download bulletin inserts for local churches)

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award recognizes a person whose life and ministry exemplifies the teaching of Christ and the Great Commission. Recipients of these awards, nominated by individuals, churches, or districts, and selected by the Annual Conference, live their call to “Offer Them Christ” daily as modeled by Dr. Harry Denman, founder of The Foundation for Evangelism that sponsors these awards.

The Harry Denman Evangelism Award honors United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism – expressed in Word (what), Sign (why), and Deed (how) – brings people into a life transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

Evangelism happens in many contexts and many settings; impacts and engages all generations; and requires relationship among a variety of persons.

What distinguishes a Harry Denman Evangelism Award recipient is the commitment to consistently introduce others to the Good News of Jesus Christ in all ministry settings.  Their ministry is exceptional for the number of new Christ Followers who credit encounters with this person as critical in helping to start or reignite their faith journey.

To nominate, please download the form at this link:


Please return completed forms no later than May 26, 2017 to:

Western North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church
c/o Candy Caron
3400 Shamrock Drive
Charlotte, NC  28215
704-535-2260 ext 123