2018 Clergy Evaluations

According to the 2016 United Methodist Church Book of Discipline, para. 258.2(g)5, the Staff/Parish Relations Committee (SPRC) is to conduct an annual evaluation of the pastoral leadership of the church/charge for the purpose of facilitating continuing effective ministry and for identifying continuing educational needs and plans of the clergy. (Click on the link below to download a copy of the letter of explanation mailed to all SPRC chairpersons and to all pastors.)

The annual clergy evaluation/assessment form has been mailed to all SPRC chairpersons. The completed forms are to be returned to the district office no later than November 9, 2018.  The forms may be mailed to the district office (PO Box 49968, Greenwood, SC 29649) or scanned and emailed to gwdist@umcsc.org. If the evaluation form is sent via email, it is not necessary to mail a hard copy. (Click on the link below to download a copy of the evaluation/assessment form.)

For questions or additional information, please contact the Greenwood District Office (864-223-2650 or gwdist@umcsc.org).

Letter to SPRC Chairpersons

2018 South Carolina Clergy Assessment Form

Clergy Photos To Be Made at Annual Conference 2018

The South Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church is inviting all clergy to sit for a new portrait photo during the 2018 Annual Conference. We are pleased to be working with a new vendor this year: Universal Church Directories.

Appointment scheduling is to be done online. If anyone needs to make a change to his/her appointment time or cancel an appointment, please contact Dan O’Mara (domara@umcsc.org).

Directions for accessing the online scheduler have been emailed to all district clergy. If anyone needs those directions, including the user ID and/or password, please contact the Greenwood District Office (gwdist@umcsc.org or 864-223-2650).

April Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy of this month’s newsletter or read it online.

Items of interest include:

  • 2018 District Revival
  • District Clergy Meeting, April 18
  • Sending Forth Celebration
  • Spouses Luncheon at Annual Conference
  • Transitions Retreat
  • District “Packing Party”

Becoming a Healthier Pastor: An Intentional Growth Group for Clergy

The theoretical base for this group experience will be Bowen Family Systems Theory. The group process utilizes the eight concepts of Family Systems theory as developed by Dr. Murray Bowen and applied to congregational life by Dr. Edwin Friedman and Dr. Ronald Richardson. From this perspective, the pastor or church worker stands at the point of three interactive systems – the individual families in the church, the church itself as an emotional system, and one’s own family of origin. The minister’s ability to function as a “non-anxious, and defined leader” within each of these emotional systems promotes life and growth within each. This perspective offers a new way of thinking about relationships, connecting theory and practice in an effort to strengthen pastoral and lay leadership in ministry. For an overview of the eight concepts of Bowen Family Systems theory, go to: www.thebowencenter.com.

The group will begin Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Subsequent meetings will be March 14, 2018, April 18, 2018, May 16, 2018,

June 13, 2018, August 15, 2018, September 12, 2018, October 17, 2018, and November 14, 2018.  Participation will be limited to eight members. Participants are expected to attend all meetings (except for emergencies ), complete required readings, develop a personal genogram, adhere to the group norms of confidentiality and be willing to participate in the process of learning through mutual self disclosure.

Registration Information

Please register me for this Group Experience beginning February 21, 2018, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at Mt. Hebron Counseling Center, 3156 Leaphart Rd, West Columbia, SC 29169 Cost: $525.00 (Limited scholarship money is available by application). This series has been approved for 3 CEU credits by the Board of Ordained Ministry

Registration Deadline Date is:  February 16, 2018

Name:____________________________________________________________

Agency/Church/Position:_____________________________________________

Address:__________________________________________________________

City:_____________________________________________________________

State:______________________       Zip:_________________________________

Daytime Phone:______________       E-mail ______________________________

Mail registration with check to: Ken Barwick, 3156 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169-3024.  Make checks payable to: Mt. Hebron Counseling Service.

Click here to download the informational flyer and registration form.

January 2018 Issue of the Greenwood District Newsletter Is Now Available

Click on the image to the left to download a copy of the newsletter or to read it online.

Items of interest include:

  • Upcoming Important Dates, including January District Clergy Meeting on January 9
  • Granville Hicks Leadership Academy
  • 2017 Apportionment Payments
  • Longevity Revolution Seminar
  • Greenwood District Leadership Training Event
  • Men’s Ministry Weekend