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October 2020

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The CCDA Collective: A Virtual Gathering

Thursday, October 1, 2020 to Saturday, October 3, 2020
RESCHEDULED AND MOVED TO VIRTUAL GATHERING: https://ccda.org/ccdacollective/. Registration cost of $149 for CCDA members & $189 for non-members.  The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians committed to seeing ...

Southeast Sharefest

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Central Sharefest

Saturday, October 10, 2020

Re: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Location: Conference Office
Reshaunda Thornton will share her passion for health, and tips for developing healthy habits. Learn more about her here: https://reshaundathornton.com/  

Online Rural Connection Conference: Mental Health

Saturday, October 24, 2020 9:00 AM (CST)
Date: October 24th, 2020 Location: Your Church Cost: Free Register:  https://missouri-reg.brtapp.com/RuralConnectionsConference Questions? Contact John Pinkston at johnpinkstonii@gmail.com The Mark Twain District, in partnership with the Missouri ...

MO EXPLO: Online

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.  Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists of ...

BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
Board of Ordained Ministry full connection/ordination interviews

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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Festival of Sharing: Quilt Auction

Saturday, November 14, 2020

CANCELLED: Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training - Online (Zoom)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
This event has been cancelled ________________________________________________________________________________ Why Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and ...

Candidacy Summit - Online

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Saturday, January 16, 2021
The Candidacy Summit and Inspire   This is the third year in which the Centers for Congregational Excellence and Leadership Excellence have combined two events into one.  The Candidacy Summit and Inspire (a discernment retreat for people God may be ...

Candidacy Summit

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

INSPIRE

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
As a pastor or lay person have you ever dreamed of doing a totally new thing for God? Maybe you haven’t told anyone because it seems impossible compared to your ministry today. You’re not alone. God is calling people for a time such as this to create...

Board of Ordained Ministry Commissioning Interviews

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:00 PM to Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
Board of Ordained Ministry commissioning interviews

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 ...

Internship Applications Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021
Application deadline for internship and host site applications. Learn more and apply at https://www.moumethodist.org/internships.

PML - Theological Heritage

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Saturday, February 13, 2021
Learn more and register here →

MOAC Awards Nomination Deadline

Monday, February 15, 2021
Each year the Robert and Martha Marble Mission Award is given to an individual in the Missouri Annual Conference who exhibits outstanding commitment to mission. This award is given in honor of the Marbles, who served for 36 years as missionaries from...

Re: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Need a creativity boost to your preaching? Struggling to know how to address difficult topics in your context? Need a fresh approach to reinvigorate your preaching voice or need to reclaim the basics?  We hope that you will join us virtually for the ...

Online: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe

Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Registration Deadline – March 8  THRIVE Presents: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe  Virtually join Dr. Doug Powe as he leads a free workshop centering around two of his books, Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church in ...

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 (CST)
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 ...

RE: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, April 12, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Zoom
Our primary leader for this event will be Susan Beaumont. She will be leading us through her fantastic work on being a leader in a liminal season, coming from her book, How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You are Going. This is a compelling book ...

Online: Right Start

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Online
Registration open!  Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving ...

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
Learn more and register here →

Internship Orientation

Thursday, May 20, 2021 to Friday, May 21, 2021

Xtreme Camp

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021
Xtreme Camp is a fast paced, fun, and high energy experience held at the state of the art facilities of Eagle Sky Christian Camp. Campers will explore the story of God while having a ton of fun and building relationships that will change their lives....

Xtreme Ignited Camp

Monday, June 7, 2021 to Saturday, June 12, 2021
Xtreme Ignited is a high school camp designed to equip, transform, and ignite a deeper faith in Christ.  Campers will be challenged, empowered, and unleashed at the state of the art facilities of Eagle Sky Christian Camp. Campers will explore the ...

Serve with Impact: Missions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Church of the Resurrection - Online
Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session June 24 entitled Serve with Impact: Missions. The session runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm Central Daylight Time. Make plans to join the Mission Ministry’s team for a ...
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Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Older Elementary Extreme Camp is dedicated to helping 4th, 5th and 6th grade students begin their journey as a Christian by identifying who Jesus Christ is. Through daily Bible studies, worship services and fun activities, we will discover what it ...

Jr. High Ultimate Extreme

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Some of us end up twisted and backwards in our faith. A week at camp will get you turned around and living the Extreme life of a Christ follower! Join us as we worship together, serve, swim hike, study the Bible and discover what it means to have a ...

Sr. High Leadership Camp

Monday, July 5, 2021 to Saturday, July 10, 2021
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to serve. Leadership camp is all about learning to be a servant leader. Through actual hands-on learning opportunities that will get you growing, you will discover how to share your gifts at camp, in your church and...

Sanctuary Kamp

Monday, July 19, 2021 to Saturday, July 24, 2021
A tradition for over 40 years, Sanctuary Kamp is a unique camp that connects multiple generations together and strives to bring every camper closer to God. Whether you come to enjoy the beauty of nature, evening campfires, talent shows or great ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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ShareFest: Kansas City

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

ShareFest: Macon

Saturday, September 11, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

RE Flourishing In Ministry: Reflect September

Monday, September 13, 2021 to Wednesday, September 15, 2021

ShareFest: Republic

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship, community service and Friday night interactive poverty discussion for youth. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

ShareFest: Tipton

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

ShareFest: Dexter

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

ShareFest: Cameron

Saturday, October 2, 2021
We are excited to have a Festival of Sharing Sharefest at Cameron UMC on October 2, 2021. Come enjoy a limited contact event, in which you can drive-through and drop off your pre-assembled kits. Below is the schedule, how to volunteer, and link for ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

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

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Associate Certified Coach Training

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Virtual
Everyone wins when a leader is coached. Coaching unleashes our potential, increases our capacity and enables the best version of ourselves. The Missouri Conference envisions a culture of coaching where every pastor has a coach. This vision can only ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Walk Justly Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Manchester UMC
Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of ...
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Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

EMERGE: A soulconnections retreat

Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: LaSalle Retreat Center
EMERGE invites you to rest and renew your sense of connection and community as we emerge together from this difficult season. Using the story of Lazarus as our guide, we’ll reflect on the challenges we’ve faced, explore what inhibits us from moving ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Recenter

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Thursday, November 4, 2021

Online: Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 7, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 2021

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

Collaborating for Community Impact with Rev. Lia McIntosh

Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
The Black Church is a force for good, especially when it is empowered together. But how can ministry leaders work collaboratively in this unique moment in history? Rev. Lia McIntosh, author of Blank Slate and Church/School/Community, will teach you ...

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
For teenage girls in Mozambique, marrying before age 18 isn’t uncommon. With no economic opportunity outside of marriage, many young girls find themselves in early and often difficult marriages. Local United Methodist Churches in Mozambique are ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, January 7, 2022 to Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
This event is for persons in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process. The weekend will include an introduction to the conference, worship, spiritual formation, psychological evaluations, peer groups ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Friday, February 4, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, February 5, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Friday, February 11, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, February 12, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 21, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Registration closes February 17 In a world filled with divisions, the Gospel can connect with God and one another. One way that we can bridge the gaps within our congregation is by sharing our stories and the stories of Christ. This year's virtual ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, February 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

Thinking Theologically: Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CST)
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, March 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

SoulConnections Retreat: Journey

Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Unity Village
The Soul Connections spring retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Using JOURNEY as our guiding theme, together we’ll explore how pilgrimage can be a metaphor for the spiritual journey. To embark on a pilgrimage is to ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Reclaim

Friday, April 1, 2022
Official dates to be announced. 

Right Start

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving policy. Convey the ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, April 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
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 ...

INVITE ONLY - Transitions: Why A New Pastor's Arrival Is an Opportunity for Impact

Monday, May 9, 2022 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, May 23, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

Licensing School

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 to Thursday, May 26, 2022

Xtreme Kids

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Kids Camp is for kids ages 8-11 and will ignite their faith through experiencing the beauty of God’s creation and the joy of fellowship. Through new and challenging experiences kids will gain confidence in themselves and the God who loves ...
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Xtreme Ignited

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Ignited is designed to equip, transform, and ignite a deeper faith in Christ. Campers will be challenged, empowered, and unleashed. Xtreme Ignited Camp will be held at Eagle Sky Christian Camps in their “North Camp” that includes the Triplex ...
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Xtreme

Monday, June 6, 2022 to Saturday, June 11, 2022
Xtreme Camp is a fast-paced, fun, and high-energy experience for campers ages 12-14. Campers will explore the story of God while having a ton of fun and building relationships that will change their lives. Xtreme Camp will be held at Eagle Sky ...
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Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, June 6, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

First UMC - Sikeston Day Camp

Monday, June 20, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with First UMC-Sikeston, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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Sr. High Leadership Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
Roll up your sleeves and get ready to serve. Leadership camp is all about learning to be a servant leader. Through actual hands-on learning opportunities that will get you growing, you will discover how to share your gifts at camp, in your church and...
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Older Elementary Extreme Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
Older Elementary Extreme Camp is dedicated to helping 4th, 5th and 6th grade students begin their journey as a Christian by identifying who Jesus Christ is. Through daily Bible studies, worship services and fun activities, we will discover what it ...
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Jr. High Ultimate Extreme Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Saturday, July 9, 2022
Some of us end up twisted and backwards in our faith. A week at camp will get you turned around and living the Extreme life of a Christ follower! Join us as we worship together, serve, swim hike, study the Bible and discover what it means to have a ...
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Concord Trinity UMC Day Camp

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 to Friday, July 8, 2022
Note: This camp is 4 days only from Tuesday-Friday Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Concord Trinity UMC, NextGen ...
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Campbell UMC Day Camp

Monday, July 11, 2022 to Friday, July 15, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Campbell UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment where ...
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Sanctuary Kamp

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
A tradition for over 40 years, Sanctuary Kamp is a unique camp that connects multiple generations together and strives to bring every camper closer to God. Whether you come to enjoy the beauty of nature, evening campfires, talent shows or great ...
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Lake of the Ozarks Area Day Camp

Monday, July 18, 2022 to Friday, July 22, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Faithbridge Church and Harper Chapel UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a...
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Inaugural Gathering of the Southeast District

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Memorial UMC
Lunch included. RSVP required. More information to come.

Columbia Area Day Camp

Monday, July 25, 2022 to Friday, July 29, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Missouri UMC and Community UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique ...
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Candidacy Summit

Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

Pleasant Grove UMC Day Camp

Monday, August 1, 2022 to Friday, August 5, 2022
Whether you have attended any camp before or whether this is your very first summer, action-packed NextGen Day Camp has something for you. Through a partnership with Pleasant Grove UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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RMC Collab: Creating Space for Community

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Marceline UMC
Come see what is happening in rural Missouri as people engage in mission of all kinds across our state. Join a space where rural leaders are learning, collaborating and celebrating ministry as we respond to God’s gifts in our communities. At the ...

Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore

Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Church of the Resurrection-Student Center
Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore in KC!   Saint Paul School of Theology is co-hosting alumnus Dr. Marcia McFee’s national annual long-range worship planning for the next liturgical year in Kansas City on August 14-17, ...
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Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
This class will provide you with the basic information you need about Early Response Teams. ERTs fill a specific need in the days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent ...

Virtual Costner-Fulton Grant Workshop

Monday, August 29, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
You are invited to join the Mission, Service and Justice Team for a virtual grant workshop via Zoom. The workshop will be led by Rev. Jennifer Long, Conference MSJ Team chairperson, and Rev. Sharon Williams, Conference associate director of Mission, ...

Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Location: Centenary 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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NE Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Macon UMC
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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NW Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: InterServ Community Center
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 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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West Region (KC) Sharefest

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Red Bridge UMC
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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Old McKendree Day

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Old McKendree Chapel
Old McKendree Chapel Annual Service Sunday, September 25 Join us at Old McKendree Chapel's 85th Annual Service on Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. On September 14, 1819, two years before Missouri achieved statehood, Methodists first held services in ...

SE Region Sharefest

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: First UMC Dexter
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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East Region (STL) Sharefest

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: LifeWise STL
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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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Webinar for Women Clergy: Calming Anxiety and Creating a Spacious Soul

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CST)
As we celebrate clergy throughout the month of October, the women clergy of Missouri are invited to learn from psychologist and author, Alison Cook. In this 90-minute webinar, learn how to unburden your soul from anxiety and the feelings of teetering...
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Central Region Sharefest

Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Tipton UMC
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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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 9, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Empowering Ministry with Rev. Ken Nash

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:00 AM to Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Community UMC
Registration closes on October 5, 2022. The local church is clearly at a critical crossroads within our culture. Far too many people are disengaging from the church and finding new ways to spend their time. Church leaders, we want to help you face ...

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

Sunday, October 16, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

Walk Justly Conference: Culture and Context

Friday, October 21, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Manchester UMC
October 21-22, 2022 Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri Theme: “Woven Together” Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

Sunday, October 23, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

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

Sunday, October 30, 2022 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...

RMC Collab: Abundance in Neighboring

Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Bernie UMC
Come see what is happening in rural Missouri as people engage in mission of all kinds across our state. Join a space where rural leaders are learning, collaborating and celebrating ministry as we respond to God’s gifts in our communities. Our ...

Soul Connections Retreat: Becoming

Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Location: Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center
The Soul Connections fall retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Together we’ll explore how BECOMING is a part of our everyday experience with God as well as a fluid, lifetime of discernment as we continue to respond to...

Festival of Sharing Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM (CST)
Join us for an online quilt auction to raise funds for the Church World Service Blanket Program which helps people rebuild their lives after disasters (cwsblankets.org). Quilt pictures, details and pre-bidding information will be available about a ...
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BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 to Thursday, November 10, 2022

Powered Together with Rev. Lia McIntosh

Thursday, November 10, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Powered Together: Equipping Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Healing Justice Registration closes on November 8 More than 20% of Missouri Conference churches and participants are actively engaged in the work of race and culture. Many are ready to ...

Virtual MO Explo

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on November 9. Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists ages 16 years ...

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Daily life looks different without electricity. Most modern conveniences – like working after dark and charging a cell phone – require power. Yet, 65% of United Methodist pastors in Mozambique don’t have electricity in their parsonage. Solar panels ...

Powered Together with Rev. Lia McIntosh

Thursday, December 1, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Powered Together: Equipping Cross-Cultural Collaboration for Healing Justice Registration closes on November 8 More than 20% of Missouri Conference churches and participants are actively engaged in the work of race and culture. Many are ready to ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, January 6, 2023 to Sunday, January 8, 2023
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
This event is for persons in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process. The weekend will include an introduction to the conference, worship, spiritual formation, psychological evaluations, peer groups ...
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Commissioning Interviews

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 to Thursday, January 26, 2023

Invite-Only: Online Mentor Basic Training

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Each day will have two sessions – 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Invite-Only: Online Mentor Training

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Each day will have two sessions – 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Missouri Preaching Academy

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 to Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Mark your calendars! INTERESTED? More information will be available soon. Click the "Register" button and fill out the form to indicate your interest. We will send more information to you when it becomes available.
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Right Start

Tuesday, April 25, 2023 to Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving policy. Convey the ...

Licensing School

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 to Saturday, May 20, 2023
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Licensing School May 17-20. Held in Columbia at the Conference Office.

Journey for Justice

Friday, June 23, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
Join us as we explore Native American and African American experiences in Missouri. More information will be available soon. INTERESTED? Use the "Register" button to indicate your interest, and more information will be sent to you when it becomes ...
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SoulConnections Retreat

Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday, August 4, 2023
Location: Glen Eyrie Castle
Mark your calendars! INTERESTED? More information will be available soon. Click the "Register" button and fill out the form to indicate your interest. We will send more information to you when it becomes available.
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