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January 2021

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Simplified Structure Refresher Training

Sunday, January 31, 2021 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM (CST)
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 ...

SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship

Saturday, April 9, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Friday, April 29, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

Southwest Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center
All Southwest district clergy, laity and their families are invited to join us for a district meet-and-greet with botanical garden tour and lunch. RSVP will be required. More information to come.

Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Sunday, August 28, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Join other clergy and their spouses for a time of learning, sharing a meal and planning your future. MUMF and C2FM staff will be in a different district every day to provide education on: Saving Grace Classes, Funding Retirement, Putting Your House ...
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Southwest Clergy Family Meet-and-Greet at Pomme de Terre

Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Clergy and their spouses are invited to a lunchtime meet-and-greet at Pomme de Terre. Location to be determined. RSVP Required. More information to come.

Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Thursday, September 8, 2022 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)

SW Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Hood United Methodist Church
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Antioch United Methodist Church
Registration for this course ends on September 16.   Class Summary  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 be more ...

SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Wesleyan Discipleship

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Antioch United Methodist Church
Registration for this course ends on September 16.   Class Summary  What is a disciple and why is discipleship important to your church life? How does your church make disciples? This class will challenge your thinking about growing disciples and ...

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
If you are a laity of a United Methodist Church in the Southwest District and you are interested in being part of the virtual meet and greet on October 6, 2022, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm please email Tiffany Freeman at the District Office for the zoom ...

Southwest District Clergy Family Dinner and Show

Saturday, October 22, 2022 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (CST)
Location: Landry’s Seafood House
Clergy Family Dinner and Show at Landry’s Seafood House in Branson. RSVP required. More information to come.

SW Lay Education Course: The Potential of Wesleyan Class Meetings

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Registration for this course ends on November 4.   Class Summary  The Class Meeting is a means of grace that has the ability to transform people and facilitate spiritual growth. The instruction is focused on the history of the class meeting, the ...

SW Lay Education Course: Introduction to the History and Beliefs of the United Methodist Church

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: First UMC
Registration for this course ends on November 4. Class Summary  The history and beliefs of the United Methodist church lays the foundation for our ministry, outreach, and testimonies. This introduction will trace the beginnings of the Methodist ...

Sharing Our Story

Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Warsaw UMC
We all have a story to tell, and all are looking for a connection with others. When Christ "walked" clear across the cosmos 2,000 years ago, he had no formulas and no script, just an offer of redemption to people like us, many of whom were neck-deep ...
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