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Center for Congregational Excellence

Welcome to the North Georgia Conference
Center for Congregational Excellence! 

You have found the right place for resources and inspiration for your congregation, whether you're clergy or lay, looking to start a new worship service or looking to form a mission team -- and everything in between.​

Congregational Development guides the development of new churches, new ministries, and works with congregations to reach new people. Find tools from Fresh Expressions, to Mission Insite demographics, to mystery worship requests.



Leading Edge Learning Series: Digital Sessions

In 2021, the North Georgia Annual Conference hosted 4 incredible learning opportunities with leading edge ministry practitioners. Red. Dr. Tod Bolsinger, Red. Dr. Mark DeYmaz, Rev. Elizabeth Hagan, and NGUMC's own Rev. Robert King offered powerful in-person sessions on Adaptive Leadership, Multi-Ethnic and Entrepreneurial Church development, building trust and healing relationships through Brave Church experiences, and reclaiming the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, relationships, and evangelical endeavors.

These teaching sessions are now coming online, on-demand and available to download FOR FREE to members of the North Georgia Annual Conference. Click here to complete the request form and receive access

You are encouraged to share with your local church, district, and NGUMC ministry context. Please do not share beyond our Conference, out of respect for the intellectual property of the presenters.

Our thanks to the many churches and the Districts who partnered with the Center for Congregational Excellence to make this series possible, specifically: St. Paul Summit Street UMC, Cliftondale UMC, East Point First Mallalieu UMC, The Nett, East Cobb UMC, Neighborhood Church, and the Central North, Central East, and North East Districts. 




  • KINDLING THE FIRE Preaching and Worship Planning Retreat - Date TBD. This retreat's focus will be to create a dedicated time and space for preachers and worship planners to design months of worship plans for their local contexts.