Partnering Congregations

The Academy for Leadership Excellence offers the opportunity for our Conference’s churches to join in becoming a part of something bigger, become a PARTNERING CONGREGATION in the Academy’s vision of growing and deepening clergy and laity leadership across the N.C. Conference.


There are four levels of giving, renewed annually.  Each level supports the Academy initiatives and gives pastor and team(staff or laity) complimentary admission to Days of Learning for a year.

  • $3,000 for pastor and team of 12 staff and laity
  • $2,000 for pastor and team of 8 staff and laity
  • $1,000 for pastor and team of 4 staff and laity
  • $500 for pastor and team of 2 staff and laity



$3,000 level:
Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh
First UMC, Cary
Hayes Barton UMC, Raleigh
University Church, Chapel Hill


$2,000 level:
Apex UMC, Apex
White Plains UMC, Cary


$1000 level:
First UMC, Morehead
Genesis UMC, Cary
Pinehurst UMC, Pinehurst
St. Luke’s UMC, Sanford

$500 level:
Christ UMC, Chapel Hill
First UMC, Roanoke Rapids
Newland UMC, Newland
Richlands UMC, Richlands
Swansboro UMC, Swansboro
Wake Forest UMC, Wake Forest
Wesley Memorial UMC, Wilmington
West End UMC, West End
Wrightsville Beach UMC, Wrightsville Beach