Kenneth H. Carter Jr.

UMC Bishop

Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. serves as resident bishop of the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church and as bishop in residence and consulting faculty at Duke Divinity School. He formerly served as president of the Council of Bishops of the UMC, as resident bishop of the Florida Conference of the UMC, and as a moderator of the Commission on a Way Forward.

He is author most recently of “Unrelenting Grace: A United Methodist Way of Life” (Abingdon, 2023) and "God Will Make a Way: Spiritual Life and Leadership in a Contested Season" (Abingdon, 2021). He is also the author of two books with Audrey Warren, "Fresh Expressions of People over Property" (Abingdon, 2020) and "Fresh Expressions: A New Kind of Methodist Church" (Abingdon, 2018).

Mainline Protestants and disruptive innovation

Mainline Protestants can still have an exciting and life-giving future -- if they learn the lessons of disruptive innovation from the steel industry and other organizations, say three Christian institutional leaders.

Nathalie Nelson Parker

Reflective Leadership Grants offer a step back

“The ability to slow down ... allowed me time to listen, explore and be more impactful for the communities I am called to serve.” 

— Nathalie Nelson Parker, Civitas Consulting Group 

Christian leaders from a variety of roles are welcome to apply. The grants provide “balcony time” to reflect on accomplishments, broaden perspectives and discern next steps. The application deadline is May 28, 2024.

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