Congregational Excellence

The Office of Congregational Excellence is responsible for five areas of ministry:

  • Established Church Congregational Transformation
  • New Church Development
  • Healthy Church Initiative
  • Urban Renewal
  • Hispanic Ministries

Connectional Ministries

The Office of Connectional Ministries is responsible for Central Methodist University, Youth Council, Communications Commission, Safe Sanctuaries, Conference Staff and Congregational Ministries Team.

Mission, Service and Justice Ministries


The Office of Mission, Service and Justice Ministries seeks to resource congregations for ministry that grows out of three Missouri Conference teams.

The three teams are the Mission, Service & Justice Team, Values Team, and the Mozambique Initiative Team. The purpose of the Office is to lead congregations to strengthen their mission, service and justice ministries in order to lead people to actively follow Jesus Christ.

Pastoral Excellence

The Office of Pastoral Excellence is responsible for enhancing pastoral effectiveness through continuing education events, peer learning, coaching, and training. Our goal is to support transformative leadership processes for clergy and provide options designed to equip and develop pastors to lead congregational growth.

Finance and Administration

The Office of Treasurer and Financial Ministries is serves through organizing and coordinating the financial resources of the Missouri Annual Conference.

Next Generation Ministries

The Office of Next Generation Ministries is responsible for strengthening local congregations in their effectiveness, fruitfulness and discipleship of the next generation. Next Generation Ministries supports local churches through the divisions of youth-age ministries, college-age ministries and camping ministries.