Missional Network Life

Being and Doing Church in the Uwharrie District


United Methodists have a mission. 

  • We exist to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We seek to follow Jesus and call others to follow Jesus.
  • We seek to make a difference in our communities –for the sake of Jesus!
  • We focus on cultivating churches fully engaged in accomplishing this mission. We partner with one another. We connect with one another and with our communities. 
  • We serve God together. We pray for one another. 
  • We watch over one another in love.
  • We build relationships with people both inside and outside the church.
  • WE LIVE so that people and communities are transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Uwharrie District is organized into 10 missional networks. Each network is a grouping of pastors and congregations who work and partner together to discern what God would have them to be and to do in order to accomplish the Church’s mission.

While missional networks come in different shapes and sizes, they are all reflecting and acting on these questions:  

  • How can we make a difference in our community?
  • How can we help each other?
  • What can we do better together?

The Work of Missional Network Leaders

  • Maintain communication with all pastors and any lay representatives from each church in the missional network.
  • Convene pastors and any lay representatives in order to determine and plan activities and events that help churches work together, engage with our communities and move us toward being vital congregations. 
  • Center activity and conversation around three questions: How can we make a difference in our community? How can we help each other? What can we do better together? 
  • Plan and help implement any missional network gatherings, along with the district superintendent and other clergy.
  • Respond to clergy families with pastoral care as needed, along with the district superintendent and other clergy.
  • Serve as a representative on the District Ministry Council or make sure someone represents the missional network.

Uwharrie District Missional Networks

  • Anson-Union:  Ansonville, Bethel, Bethlehem, Cedar Hill, Central Monroe, Concord, First Wadesboro, Forestville, Fountain Hill, Gilboa, Hanna Chapel, Hopewell, Long Pine, Marshville, Morven, Mount Moriah, Mt. Vernon, New Hope (Anson County), New Hope (Union County), Olivet, Peachland, Pleasant Hill, Polkton, Poplar Hill, Sandy Plains, Shiloh, Smyrna, Trinity, Wade, Wightman, Wingate
  • Asheboro:  Central Asheboro, Charlotte, First Asheboro, Mission Adonai, Mount Shepherd, Mount Shepherd Retreat Center, New Union, St. Luke, Tabernacle, West Bend, West Chapel
  • Lexington:  Ebenezer, Reeds, Trinity, First Lexington, St. Stephen, Bethany, Greer’s Chapel, Linwood, Macedonia, Mount Carmel, Tyro, Cotton Grove, Wesley Heights
  • North Randolph:  Grays Chapel, Jordan Memorial, Central Falls, McCrary Chapel, Franklinville, Rehobeth, Cedar Falls
  • North Stanly:  Bethany, Bethlehem, Friendship, Gold Hill, Richfield, Pfeiffer University, Matton’s Grove, New London, New Mount Tabor, Salem, Wesley Chapel
  • Norwood:  First Norwood, Mount Zion, Cedar Grove, Green Memorial, Porter, Randall
  • Rowan:  Shiloh, Mount Tabor, The Arbor, Providence, First Salisbury, Coburn Memorial, Milford Hills, Christ, Ebenezer, Liberty, Rockwell, Central Spencer, Grace, Bethel
  • South Davidson:  Farmer, New Hope, Oak Grove, Allegheny, First-Canaan, Pleasant Grove, Piney Grove, Chandler’s Grove, Chapel Hill, Cid, Fairview, Clear Springs, Central Denton, Center, Macedonia
  • South Randolph:  Asheboro Circuit, Brower’s Chapel, Concord, Flag Springs, Mount Olivet, Mount Zion, New Hope, Piney Ridge, Pisgah, Pleasant Hill Seagrove, Pleasant Hill Thomasville, Seagrove, Stout’s Chapel
  • South Stanly:  Badin, Bethel, Central Albemarle, First Street, Love’s Chapel, Love’s Grove, Main Street, Oak Grove, Oakboro, Palestine, Pine Grove, Stony Hill, Union Chapel