Missional Justice Resources
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As part of the Pathway Out of Poverty Conference Priority, the Missouri Conference seeks to connect 100,000 students with 100,000 books by December 31, 2020. To accomplish this goal we need your help! During this webinar, members of the Education Task Force will take you on a tour of the new Open Hearts, Open Books website. Here your local church can pledge to give books, view resources for school-church partnerships and more. Watch this webinar to get your questions answered and learn more about this exciting goal!
Sacred Worth Books is a resource created by the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society. This tool can filter through hundreds of books by title, author, age range, ethnicity, gender, and topic.
The impact of socioeconomic status on educational outcomes and reducing slow academic skills development, low literacy, chronic stress and increased dropout rates. This factsheet, provided by the American Psychological Association, breaks down the effects of different education attainment levels on society, economic status and overall health. View the factsheet here!
These are a set of prayers of blessing focused on students and staff at the local school. The prayers were created by Education Task Force member, Susan Smith.
Watch this guided tour of how to utilize the partnership profile tool in your church-school partnership. The purpose of the profile is to assist church leaders in establishing deep, meaningful, ongoing partnerships with local schools. These partnerships go beyond providing supplies and resources by developing interpersonal relationships between church members and students, especially those with poor literacy skills.
One + One Partnership Handbook is a tool created by the North Texas Annual Conference that assists churches in building one on one relationships with children and families through local schools. The Partnership Handbook provides valuable information about how to start a partnership, engage volunteers and measure success. It also offers information regarding the dos and don’ts of forming a partnership.
An abbreviated guide to The Mission-Minded to Church and School Partnerships by Jake McGlothin
Learn to deepen and grow your partnership with your local school, so that together we can raise student reading levels in Missouri. Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham is a thought leader focused on how churches can support local school districts. Her writing and work provide thought-provoking as well as practical tips to engage with schools in your area.
Conference Priority teams share stories of success, setbacks and plans for 2019 in this hour-long celebration of our progress so far.
Discussion led by Dr. Evelyn Hill, Former President of Kansas City, Kansas School Board. Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hill served on the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education from 2009 to 2017. She values education and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education. Rev. Dr. Hill has served in many volunteer positions over the years, including the Mayor’s Diversity Council and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and the Mayor’s Clergy Roundtable.
The Partnership Profile identifies key elements for developing school-church partnerships. Each descriptor offers measures to help local churches evaluate and determine the status of each key element in their school-church partnerships. Utilize this tool to gauge where your church is in developing a partnership that is based on relationship and not a transaction of goods.
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Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from ensuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom.
Use this government website to find demographic information about schools and students near your church.