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November 2020

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Thursday, November 5, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
FOR MISSOURI LICENSED AND ORDAINED CLERGY and LAITY ASSIGNED TO SERVE. Learn the results of the recent leader check-in survey and touch base about how ministry in Missouri looks 9 months into the pandemic. Thurs., November 5 @ 1:00 p.m. Registered ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

PML - Congregational Care

Friday, November 13, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Contact Jenny Gragg for more information.
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GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Virtual Charge Conference

Sunday, November 15, 2020 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Schedule: This year's charge conferences will be all virtual. We are limiting each timeslot to no more than 6 churches each. You will Sign Up using your Church/Charge Name. In the Comments sections, you can identify how many people from your ...

GC Consultation Forms Due

Monday, November 16, 2020
The Pastor and PPR Consultation Forms are due to the Gateway Central District Office by Monday, November 16.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 10:00 AM to Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM

GC District Office Closed

Thursday, November 26, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Friday, December 4, 2020

GC District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Monday, January 4, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed December 24 - January 3 for the Christmas and New Years holidays. The office will re-open on Monday, January 4.

GC District Office Closed

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, January 18 in honor or Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM

GC Year End Stats Deadline

Friday, January 22, 2021
The Gateway Central deadline to submit your church's year end stats is Friday, January 22. Click Here for more information on year end stats.

GC Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Monday, January 25, 2021
The Gateway Central virtual Winter dCOM meeting will be Monday, January 25. This event is by invite only

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: GoTo Webinar Platform
Please join us on Sunday, January 31 at 2:00PM for a Virtual Simplified Structure Training with Kay Kotan for churches currently using this model for leadership.  Kay is a nationally known speaker and leader who has helped many churches to reshape ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Thursday, February 11, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

PML - Theological Heritage

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Saturday, February 13, 2021
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HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Friday, February 12, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
FOR MISSOURI LICENSED AND ORDAINED CLERGY and LAITY ASSIGNED TO SERVE. Learn the results of the recent leader check-in survey and touch base about how ministry in Missouri looks 9 months into the pandemic. Tuesday, February 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Registered ...
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HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry - The Basic Course, Online

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement! The “Introduction to Lay Ministry: The BASIC Course” can be used as part of a discipleship plan for ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

GC Parsonage Inspection Form Due

Monday, March 1, 2021
The Parsonage Inspection Form is due March 1. All churches that own a parsonage are required to complete this form, even if your pastor does not live in it. A blank copy of the form can be found on the Forms page of the conference website. If the ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Online: Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship

Thursday, March 4, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CST Registration fee: $29 Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session March 4 entitled Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship. The session runs from . Featured Speakers include Chris Folmsbee,...
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HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Friday, March 5, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Saturday, March 6, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

HL Lay Servant Ministry Class: Advanced Course - Embracing Personal Prayer, Online

Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Summary of Class Please join us for the 1st Quarter of our Lay Servant Classes. Embrace the SPIRIT OF YES! Introduction of Community Engagement!  With this course, “Embracing Personal Prayer”, you will learn to establish a daily practice for ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

GC District Office Closed - Good Friday

Friday, April 2, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Friday, April 2 for Good Friday. The office will reopen on Monday, April 5.

Susan Beaumont: How to Lead When You Don't Know Where You're Going

Saturday, April 10, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Online Event
Registration Deadline - April 3, 2021 Virtually join consultant, coach, author and spiritual director Susan Beaumont on April 10, 2021 for this lay event.  Learn how to identify your point of focus during a season of uncertainty, lead with a ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

GC Spring dCOM Meeting: Invite Only

Thursday, April 15, 2021
The Gateway Central virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Thursday, April 15 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
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NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, May 31 for Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, June 1.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Thursday, June 10, 2021

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Saturday, June 19, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

Heartland District Lay Servant Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts (Session 1: Thursday, June 24 6-8pm - Session 2: Saturday, June 26 9am-4pm)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Friday, June 25, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online

Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Zoom
Title of Class Devotional Life in the Wesleyan Tradition, Online Summary of class This course covers some of the features of John Wesley's devotional life, and it illustrates how you can apply his concepts to your own growth through spiritual ...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, July 5 to observe the July 4th holiday.

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

Monday, August 9, 2021
Title of Event GR Lay Servant Ministry Class:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Title of Class Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Summary of class God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

Monday, August 16, 2021
Title of Event GR Lay Servant Ministry Class:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Title of Class Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Summary of class God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay ...

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

Monday, August 23, 2021
Title of Event GR Lay Servant Ministry Class:  Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Title of Class Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course, Online Summary of class God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. …Lay ...

GC District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Gateway Central District Office will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday.

Cabinet (Invite Only)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021

ShareFest: St. Louis

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship, community service and Friday night interactive poverty discussion for youth. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: Zion UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 16, 2021 at 10:00am Zion UMC 1603 Union Rd Saint Louis, MO 63125-2245 Click Here for more information  

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00 PM
Location: Webster Hills UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 16, 2021 at 2:00pm Webster Hills UMC 698 W Lockwood Ave Saint Louis, MO 63119-3550 Click Here for more information.  

Cabinet (Invite Only)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 to Thursday, October 28, 2021

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM
Location: First UMC (Washington)
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 30, 2021 at 10:00am First  UMC 4349 Saint Johns Rd Washington, MO 63090-5749 Click Here for more information.  

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:00 PM
Location: Fenton UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 30, 2021 at 2:00pm Fenton UMC 800 Gravois Rd Fenton, MO 63026 Click Here for more information.  

Cabinet - Invite Only

Thursday, November 11, 2021 to Friday, November 12, 2021

EO Holy Land Cruise Info Session

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join EO Conference Coordinator Rev. Jon Spalding for a virtual info session about the upcoming 2022 Holy Land Cruise with Bishop Farr. Join Bishop Bob & Susan Farr and the Missouri Annual Conference on an 11 day Lands of the Bible Cruise with 7 ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed November 25-26 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Gateway Districts Office Closed

Friday, December 24, 2021 to Monday, January 3, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed December 24 - January 3 for the Christmas and New Years holidays.

EO Holy Land Cruise Info Session

Thursday, January 13, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join EO Conference Coordinator Rev. Jon Spalding for a virtual info session about the upcoming 2022 Holy Land Cruise with Bishop Farr. Join Bishop Bob & Susan Farr and the Missouri Annual Conference on an 11 day Lands of the Bible Cruise with 7 ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed - MLK Jr. Day

Monday, January 17, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, January 17 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

GR & GC 2021 Year End Stats Deadline

Monday, January 24, 2022
The Gateway Central & Regional deadline for submitting your 2021 Year End Stats is January 24, 2022. Click Here for more information

Conference Lay Servant Ministry Class: Polity – Our Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Online)

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
WOW, THIS CLASS WAS POPULAR! WHILE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS CLOSED, WE'RE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A DATE TO OFFER THIS CLASS AGAIN. KEEP AN EYE ON THE LAY EDUCATION PAGE AND THE LAITY NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES. Have you ever wondered how this ...

Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

Sunday, January 30, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: St. John Bosco Catholic Parish
Prayer for Christian Unity 2022 Join Archbishop Rozanski and our St. Louis Christian communities in ecumenical prayer for unity as we lift up our brothers and sister in the Eastern Christian traditions. Together we will reflect on the coming of the ...

Conference Lay Servant Ministry Class: Polity – Our Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Online)

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
WOW, THIS CLASS WAS POPULAR! WHILE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS CLOSED, WE'RE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A DATE TO OFFER THIS CLASS AGAIN. KEEP AN EYE ON THE LAY EDUCATION PAGE AND THE LAITY NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES. Have you ever wondered how this ...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

Conference Lay Servant Ministry Class: Polity – Our Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Online)

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
WOW, THIS CLASS WAS POPULAR! WHILE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS CLOSED, WE'RE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A DATE TO OFFER THIS CLASS AGAIN. KEEP AN EYE ON THE LAY EDUCATION PAGE AND THE LAITY NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES. Have you ever wondered how this ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 to Thursday, February 10, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Transforming Evangelism

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
This is an advanced class in the Lay Servant Ministry program. The key to Wesley’s way of sharing the faith is to relate to others in love, compassion and gratitude for God’s divine grace. Transforming Evangelism is steeped in the Wesleyan tradition,...

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Leading Public Prayer

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
This is an advanced class. Prayer is something we learn. It is something that can be taught. For many, however, the only teaching about prayer they ever receive is modeled in Sunday worship.  This course may challenge some of your assumptions, test ...

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Basic Course

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Wesley United Methodist Church
God calls you to a life of servanthood as a disciple of Jesus Christ. Lay Servant Ministries is the first step for many laypersons toward their faith journey as they strive for a closer relationship with the Lord. This class is the foundation for all...

Conference Lay Servant Ministry Class: Polity – Our Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Online)

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
WOW, THIS CLASS WAS POPULAR! WHILE REGISTRATION FOR THIS SESSION IS CLOSED, WE'RE WORKING TO IDENTIFY A DATE TO OFFER THIS CLASS AGAIN. KEEP AN EYE ON THE LAY EDUCATION PAGE AND THE LAITY NEWSLETTER FOR UPDATES. Have you ever wondered how this ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 to Thursday, February 17, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 to Thursday, February 24, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, February 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, March 3, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 to Thursday, March 10, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, March 10, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:00 PM
We have reached capacity for this class and registration is now closed. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact Becky Hoener. Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 to Thursday, March 17, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, March 17, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 18, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Join Yvette Richards as she leads the First Quarter BASIC Course. Yvette currently serves as the Heartland District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and Director of Community Connections and Missions at St. James UMC. She has taught many courses for ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 to Thursday, March 24, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course with Lay Servant Ministry Credit Option

Thursday, March 24, 2022 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
Join Yvette Richards as she leads the First Quarter BASIC Course. Yvette currently serves as the Heartland District Director of Lay Servant Ministry and Director of Community Connections and Missions at St. James UMC. She has taught many courses for ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 to Thursday, March 31, 2022

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 to Thursday, April 7, 2022

SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Byers Ave UMC
There are two classes available: Discovering Spiritual Gifts All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to become a more ...

25 Years Celebration at Manchester UMC

Sunday, April 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Celebrate the 25 year collaboration between the supportive members of Manchester UMC, the volunteers for Habitat for Humanity St. Louis, and the cyclists and walkers of MO-Hab. For 25 years MUMC's MO-Hab ministry have pedaled their bicycles across ...
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Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Sunday, April 24, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Woods Chapel UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Sunday, April 24, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Woods Chapel UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Monday, April 25, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Monday, April 25, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Chillicothe UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Monday, April 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Chillicothe UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Church of the Shepherd
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Church of the Shepherd
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: First UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: King's Way UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Thursday, April 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: King's Way UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Central UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Friday, April 29, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Central UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Ozarks In-Person Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Kimberling City UMC
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 25, 2022.   Title of Class: Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class   Summary of Class This is the Basic course required for all levels of recognition in Lay Servant Ministries. It will familiarize you with leading, caring and ...

Ozarks In-Person Leading Public Prayer Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Class

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Kimberling City UMC
REGISTRATION CLOSES ON APRIL 25, 2022.   Title of Class: Leading Public Prayer Lay Servant Ministry Class   Summary of Class Public Prayer is an advanced Lay Servant Ministries class to encourage you to feel confident when asked to pray in a ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Saturday, April 30, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Missouri UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

Saturday, April 30, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Missouri UMC
Bishop Farr would like for every clergyperson under appointment to attend at least one of these conversations. Each location has a clergy-only afternoon session from 3:30-5 p.m. and an optional lay session in the evening from 6:30-8 p.m. There will ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 to Thursday, May 5, 2022

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Leading Worship, Online

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
This lay servant course is at capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for this class, please contact Morgan Scott at mscott@moumethodist.org or 816-832-3599. Title of Class: Leading Worship- Advanced, Virtual via Zoom Summary of ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 to Thursday, May 12, 2022

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Leading Worship, Online

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
This lay servant course is at capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for this class, please contact Morgan Scott at mscott@moumethodist.org or 816-832-3599. Title of Class: Leading Worship- Advanced, Virtual via Zoom Summary of ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Leading Worship, Online

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
This lay servant course is at capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for this class, please contact Morgan Scott at mscott@moumethodist.org or 816-832-3599. Title of Class: Leading Worship- Advanced, Virtual via Zoom Summary of ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Leading Worship, Online

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
This lay servant course is at capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for this class, please contact Morgan Scott at mscott@moumethodist.org or 816-832-3599. Title of Class: Leading Worship- Advanced, Virtual via Zoom Summary of ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed - Memorial Day

Monday, May 30, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. The office will re-open on Tuesday, May 31.

NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Leading Worship, Online

Wednesday, June 1, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
This lay servant course is at capacity. If you would like to be put on a waiting list for this class, please contact Morgan Scott at mscott@moumethodist.org or 816-832-3599. Title of Class: Leading Worship- Advanced, Virtual via Zoom Summary of ...

Cabinet - Invite Only

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cabinet - Invite Only

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Gateway Districts Office Closed - Juneteenth

Monday, June 20, 2022
The Gateway Districts Office will be closed on Monday, June 20 in observance of Juneteenth. The office will reopen on Tuesday, June 21.

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry This is a foundational course, where participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership. Online - ...

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Friday, August 5, 2022
Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry This is a foundational course, where participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership. Online - ...

Online Soul Reset: Relearning the Rhythms of Grace Through Daily Life with God (Advanced Lay Servant Ministries Course)

Monday, August 8, 2022 to Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Soul Reset: Relearning the Rhythms of Grace Through Daily Life with God This study is for everyone who moves at breakneck speed through their daily lives, often relying only on their own strength to bring God's kingdom on earth. Jesus shows us a ...

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Friday, August 12, 2022
Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry This is a foundational course, where participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership. Online - ...

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Saturday, August 13, 2022
Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Ministry This is a foundational course, where participants are encouraged to discover and employ personal spiritual gifts as God intended and to consider the importance of exercising servant leadership. Online - ...

Junius B. Dotson Institute Inaugural Event

Thursday, August 18, 2022 to Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: The American Hotel
August 18-20, 2022 The American Hotel | Atlanta, Georgia We are excited to announce the inaugural event for the Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond will take place on August 18-20, 2022 in Atlanta, ...
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In-Person Spiritual Gifts Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Location: TBA
SAVE THE DATE: This class will occur sometime in September Discover Your Spiritual Gifts This course helps participants understand and identify their spiritual gifts. Along with learning how each person’s gift can be used to fulfill the church’s ...

In-Person Wesleyan Class Meetings Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course

Thursday, September 1, 2022
Location: TBA
SAVE THE DATE: This class will occur sometime in September Wesleyan Class Meetings This course is a small group ministry of discipleship and accountability. It is led by laity, without a curriculum, and is dependent on the participation of the Holy ...

Holy Land Cruise with Bishop Farr

Thursday, September 22, 2022 to Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Join Bishop Bob and Susan Farr and the Missouri Annual Conference on an 12-night Lands of the Bible Cruise, starting at $4,796 from Kansas City, & St. Louis, MO or $4,996 from Springfield, MO departing on September 22, 2022. Journey to places such as...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 2, 2022
Location: Zoom
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace. Online - Sunday Evenings, October ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Location: Zoom
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace. Online - Sunday Evenings, October ...

Southeast District Laity Connection Opportunity

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Mark your calendars! More information coming soon.

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 16, 2022
Location: Zoom
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace. Online - Sunday Evenings, October ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Zoom
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace. Online - Sunday Evenings, October ...

Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 30, 2022
Location: Zoom
Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices This course helps lay servant leaders embrace and communicate a Wesleyan understanding of basic Christian practices (works of piety and mercy) as means of grace. Online - Sunday Evenings, October ...

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