Intentional Growth and Consultation Group

Beginning February 17, 2016 and continuing through November 16, 2016, the Group will center its discussion on the Bowen Family Systems Theory. The Group will examine where the pastor or a church worker stands at the intersection of three interactive systems: the individual families in the church, the church itself as an emotional system, and one’s won family of origin.

The Group will be led by Rev. Ken Barwick, an ordained United Methodist Elder and director and therapist with Mt. Hebron Counseling Service, Mt. Hebron UMC, West Columbia SC.

Click here to download the informational flyer, including registration information.

Reaching New People Workshop


How To Reach New People Workshop

Sponsored by the Columbia, Hartsville, and Rock Hill Districts

February 26-27, 2016
Shandon United Methodist Church
3407 Devine St.
Columbia, SC

Cost – $20 per person, includes meals

Time: February 26, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
February 27, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Who should attend: pastors and lay persons attend together as a church team.

Topics include:

  • Strategic differences between 1955 and today
  • Re-introducing your church to the community
  • Pastor’s and congregations’ role in reaching new people
  • Networking ideas and techniques
  • Developing an action plan to take home

Registration will be available online at Registration deadline is February 19.

Stewardship Summit, March 5, 2016

Stewardship SummitStewardship Summit
March 5, 2016
Simpsonville UMC

Dr. Kennon Callahan will be the featured speaker at a daylong Stewardship Summit  offered by the South Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Set for Saturday, March 5, Simpsonville UMC, the day begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at 3:15 p.m. There will be a working lunch, and Callahan will be available after the event for conversation for anyone who wishes to have further discussion with him.

Callahan is a bestselling author, researcher, professor, theologian, and pastor. He is among today’s most sought-after speakers and consultants.  His newest book is Living in Hope.

Cost for the Summit is $10 per person. Registration is now open on the Conference website.


SCDOT Winter Storm Report, January 21, 2016

SC Department of Transportation issued a Winter Storm Report at 9:00 a.m. on January 21. Click here to read the entire report.

Pastors and Local Church Disaster Response Coordinators are encouraged to monitor changing weather conditions and be prepared to provide assistance to anyone in their congregations or community who may need help.

For questions or more information, please contact the Greenwood District Office (864-223-2650 or or the Greenwood District Disaster Response Coordinator, Rev. Paul Wood (