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Greensboro District Conference


The 114th Session of the Greensboro District Conference convened on April 25, 2024, at Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, Asheboro, NC where Pastor Reverend Dr. Tracii Miller and congregation served as hosts. Dr. Michael E. Ellis is the Presiding Elder of the Greensboro District, West Central North Carolina Conference.

Following registration and a spirit-filled devotion, the Reverend Dr. Daran H. Mitchell, Pastor of Trinity A.M.E. Zion Church provided a very informative and thought-provoking presentation entitled, “Where Do We Go from Here?” He emphasized the importance of the Christian Church in America and its significance in meeting both moral and spiritual challenges, and the need for an “authentic Church that can reach and transform a culture by just ‘being’ the Church”. Dr. Mitchell’s presentation set the tone for the two-day sessions—April 25th and April 26th — that followed.

The Lay Council Hour, dinner, the welcome program and preaching filled the agenda for day one. Mr. Walton Jones and Ms. JoAnn Streater opened the Lay Council Hour with topical information on self-care and wellness. Mr. Jones provided spiritual nuggets from his presentation entitled, “What the Bible Teaches Us about the Future”, and Ms. Streater provided health education gems on high blood pressure. After dinner, the congregation was pleased to hear greetings from the City of Asheboro Mayor, Police Chief, and the Fire Department. Reverend Dr. Lisa Caldwell, Pastor of St. Phillip A.M.E. Zion Church, delivered the sermon for the evening.  Her sermon subject was entitled, “The Cave Experience”, noting the cave teaches us to press and pray, the cave is a place of revelation, and cave time requires a response.

The District Conference—day two—session continued with the inclusion of Conference business. The roll call, reports of church delegates and pastors, district officers, the School of the Prophets, local Preachers Hour and worship service filled the morning, afternoon and evening agendas. First, second and third year District Studies students—Conrad Jordan, Wesley Chapel NC (First Year); Corey Casterlow, Mt. Olivet (second year); and Tony Little, Mt. Zion (second year) — were presented to the Conference. Dr. Reginald Broadnax led the School of the Prophets session. His subject was “Does Methodism Have a Future?” as he highlighted the Christian mission, adaptability, and order.

Reverend Dr. Anthony J. Davis, President, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC delivered the evening message for the April 26th closing session. He spoke from Job 42:10-15 using as his subject, “The Other Side of Through”. He pointed out that three (3) things should happen when one is ‘going through’ — one should be shouting, another is having a song in your heart, and last knowing that it is Yahweh who causes IT to become!

Thanks and appreciations are extended from Presiding Elder Dr. Michael E. Ellis to the host church—Pastor Reverend Dr. Tracii Miller—and her congregation for extending their fine hospitality and expertise in making the 114th Session of the Greensboro District Conference a Huge success for all in attendance.

Greensboro District Conference, 114th Session, Wesley Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church


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