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November 2020

BSA Bankruptcy Proof of Claim Informational Session

Monday, November 2, 2020 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
In recent days, several churches have contacted the Office of Financial and Administrative Ministries and its Director, Rev. Nate Berneking, with questions about the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and its recent bankruptcy. In each of those questions, ...

MO EXPLO: Online

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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 ...

Usage Rights: Copyright Concerns for the Digital Church

Monday, November 9, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Have you ever thought twice before ripping a video from YouTube or saving photos from Google Images to show in worship on Sunday? You might be surprised to know that those actions violate copyright law and could cost you thousands. Find out why ...

BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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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United Methodist Student Sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
FOCUS: Hand-washing Stations in Mozambique Imagine if you didn't have a clean place to wash your hands. Access to safe, clean water is always important, but the COVID-19 pandemic made it even more of a necessity. Communities across Mozambique lack ...

Local Church Stats Module Opens

Monday, December 28, 2020
Access the stats module here: https://umcdata.net/MoStats   User Name: GCFA Number Password: Conference Number (located on the churches apportionment statement)  

Apportionment Deadline

Friday, January 8, 2021
The final date to submit 2020 apportionment payments is January 8, 2021. Any apportionment payment sent after December 31 will need to be sent with guaranteed delivery before 12 p.m. on January 8 (i.e. FedEx/UPS/USPS guaranteed delivery). You should ...

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 ...

MLK Day ON!

Monday, January 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
Manchester UMC Offers Online MLK Day Events Our nation has been through much turmoil recently and many are looking for a way to respond that is hopeful and helpful. With that in mind, we have a special opportunity to learn, grow and respond on ...
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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...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, January 25, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Board of Ordained Ministry Commissioning Interviews

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

Local Church Stats Module Closes

Sunday, January 31, 2021

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 ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 1, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

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.

Wespath: Delivered to You

Monday, February 8, 2021 to Tuesday, February 9, 2021
From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace — Wespath Benefits and Investments – Delivered to you! All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church — Plan to attend this inaugural online event! For more ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 8, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Slater-Willson Lecture with Dr. Miguel De La Torre

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
"Why Do They Come?" We are excited to announce that Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre will be our 2021 Slater-Willson Lecturer on Tuesday, February 9 at 6:30 PM CST. All are invited to this free, online event. Rev. Dr. De La Torre's presentation will ...
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Name the Elephant: Coping with the Biggest Risks to Your Mission

Thursday, February 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
In a time of uncertainty, we can maximize our mission’s impact when we lean in and embrace risk. Join this webinar with nationally known speaker, Melanie Lockwood Herman, Esq., to learn how to identify, reflect on and take action on some of the ...

Planning for Holy Week: Keeping Rituals and Connecting Community

Thursday, February 11, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
February, 11th – 2:00pm CT Panelist: Kevin Bogan, Dr. Marcia McFee, Rev. Dr. Khalia J. Williams Host: Constance E. Stella For more information and registration: https://amplifymedia.com/holy-week/   Redemption and resurrection. We celebrate both ...

PML - Theological Heritage

Friday, February 12, 2021 to Saturday, February 13, 2021
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Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 15, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

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 ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, February 22, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Re: Flourishing in Ministry

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

Webinar: Justice or Just Us? The Biblical Call to Confront Racism

Thursday, February 25, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Amplify Live: Justice or Just Us? A conversation with pastors Jevon Caldwell-Gross, Nicole Caldwell-Gross, and Rob Fuquay Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 2:00pm CST   Justice or Just Us? explores what it means to be a faith community that’s committed ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 1, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 8, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 15, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Amplify Live: The Courage of Jesus

Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Amplify Live: The Courage of Jesus Brave Faith and the Christian Life, A Conversation with Tom Berlin and Rachel Billups Thursday, March 18, at 2:00pm CT   In Tom Berlin’s new study—Courage: Jesus and the Call to Brave Faith—he challenges us to ...

Financial Peace University for Pastors

Monday, March 22, 2021
Building on the success of a similar program offered by Ramsey Solutions, this FPU provides a new journey through the course in a virtual format. Participants will watch the videos on their own time and then come together for a weekly Zoom class. The...

Common Sense Investing by MUMF

Thursday, March 25, 2021 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Learn investment options, how they work, using your Missouri Conference benefits, educational resources, and automating your investments. About this Event, Presented by MUMF Defined benefit plans for retirement are slowly going away, and ...

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

The Myth of Giving Out of Abundance by MUMF

Thursday, April 8, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Not every person gives out of abundance. Responding to the diverse motives of giving can greatly impact how we ask and thank givers. About this Event, Presented by MUMF How often do we talk to our congregation about gratitude for countless ...

'I See You' Webinar Series: Seeing Working Class People

Thursday, April 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Webinar 1: Seeing Working Class People Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 p.m. CDT Webinar 2: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines Date: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. CDT Join Scott Hughes as he talks with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample about his ...

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 ...

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 ...

2021 Virtual PAUMCS Conference

Thursday, April 15, 2021 10:15 AM to Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 4:15 PM
Location: Missouri PAUMCS
Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) is an organization that supports administrators from all over the world including local churches, districts, conferences, episcopal, and general agency offices. The ...
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Leveraging Communication 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 10:00 AM to Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 2:30 PM
The event offers 20+ learning opportunities facilitated by professionals and leaders of innovative church communications. This two-day conference will help church leaders focus on leveraging a variety of communication tools such as social media, ...

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 ...

'I See You' Webinar Series: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines

Thursday, April 29, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Webinar 1: Seeing Working Class People Date: Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7 p.m. CDT Webinar 2: Seeing and Reaching/Working Across Race and Class Lines Date: Thursday, April 29, 7 p.m. CDT Join Scott Hughes as he talks with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample about his ...

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
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Webinar: Christian Community in the First Century and Today

Thursday, May 6, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Not unlike the church today, the first-century faith community in Corinth dealt with factions, sexual immorality, gender issues, money issues, theological questions, lawsuits, problems in worship, and problems in leadership. In this conversation with...

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 ...

Supportive Community Training

Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Christ United Methodist Church
Grief is the natural response we experience when someone we love dies or we lose something to which we have a strong attachment. Everyone will experience grief many times in life. Mourning is the transitioning through grief to reconciliation. This ...

Serve with Impact: Missions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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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We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Thursday, August 12, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, as he discusses with author Jennifer Harvey why Christianity’s role in white supremacy cannot be overlooked any longer. As the CEO and Founder of...

I AM Her Lunch and Learn: Welcoming a Woman Pastor Part II

Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
General Commission on the Status and Role of Women Presents I AM Her Lunch and Learn: Welcoming a Woman Pastor Part II on Thursday, August 26th, at 12 p.m. CDT. GCSRW is taking last year’s I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit and bringing you I AM Her...

Sharing the Christmas Story, Sharing Our Faith: Advent Studies for Every Church

Thursday, September 9, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Coming together with our faith communities will be more important than ever this Advent season. In this special online event — Sharing the Christmas Story, Sharing Our Faith: Advent Studies for Every Church  — three of our most popular and thoughtful...

MO PAUMCS Fall Conference

Friday, September 10, 2021 to Saturday, September 11, 2021
Are you a United Methodist church administrator/secretary/volunteer or pastor? You are invited to the upcoming fall Conference of the Missouri Chapter of Professional Administrators of the United Methodist Connectional Structure (PAUMCS) September ...
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RE Flourishing In Ministry: Reflect September

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

Why Did He Say That? Examine Jesus’ Most Difficult Teachings

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
In this latest episode of Amplify Live, join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine as she discusses with writer Rob Simbeck her new study, The Difficult Words of Jesus: A Beginner's Guide to His Most Perplexing Teachings. Jesus provided his disciples teachings for ...

More than Allies: Justice, Faith, and a Place for All in the Struggle for Freedom Webinar

Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join Rev. Dr. Tex Sample for a live webinar from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries at 7 p.m. on September 16. The webinar will feature Civil Rights leader Bob Zellner, a white civil rights pioneer and layperson whose life inspired the motion ...

Hope for Families: Coping with the Pandemic

Saturday, September 18, 2021 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Country Club United Methodist Church
Country Club United Methodist Church is partnering with local psychologists and therapists for a FREE community event to equip families with tools and resources for navigating the stresses and trauma of the pandemic. Our keynote speaker is trauma ...
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Academy of Church Business Administration

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
The 2021 Academy of Church Business Administration will be held September 20 – 30.  We hope you will join us for this valuable training in church administration! The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA), hosted by the General Council on ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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...

Harrington Lecture featuring Dr. Eboo Patel

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
“We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy” We live in a molten era where so much is changing and therefore anything is possible. Will America become a nightmare or a dream? So much depends on leaders like you. Are you ready to be an ...
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Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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...

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

Friday, October 1, 2021
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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
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 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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
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
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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Associate Certified Coach Training

Sunday, October 24, 2021 to Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
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 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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
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
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

Annual Election - Health Benefits

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 to Thursday, November 18, 2021
Annual Election time for those clergy and lay staff who are participants in the Conference HealthFlex benefits program to make health elections for the following year (2022). Learn more at https://www.moumethodist.org/benefits
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Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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 ...

Wespath Delivered To You Virtual Event

Monday, November 8, 2021 1:00 PM to Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“Delivered to You” For Active Clergy: A Virtual Event November 8-9, 2021 From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace, the best of Wespath Benefits and Investments is delivered to you! Register today for “Delivered to You,...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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 ...

A Service of Lessons & Carols

Sunday, December 5, 2021 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Linn Memorial United Methodist Church
Join our CMU friends and family as the CMU Choir program presents "A Service of Lessons & Carols" to help us celebrate the Christmas season!

Wespath Pre-Retirement Workshop: Process and Tools for Planning Your Retirement

Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: C2FM-MUMF
Presented by Wespath Benefits and Investments in conjunction with the Missouri United Methodist Foundation/C2FM and the Missouri Conference, this workshop is open to all Missouri Clergy but especially important for 2022 Retirees and those Pastors ...
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11th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner

Saturday, December 25, 2021 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
The 11th Annual Community Christmas Day Dinner at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbia at 204 East Ash will be 1-3 p.m. on December 25. Due to COVID infections being on the rise, they are only offering carryout meals and local delivery ...

YEAR END STATISTICS MODULE OPEN

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Monday, January 31, 2022
See our Year-End Stats page for more information.
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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 ...

Apportionment Deadline

Monday, January 10, 2022
See https://www.moumethodist.org/apportionments for more information.
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Closer to Christ: Grow Spiritually this Lent

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Closer to Christ: Grow Spiritually this Lent   During this season of reflection, Amplify Media presents two new studies to help you, your small group, and your congregations grow spiritually.  Join host Magrey deVega as he converses with two of our ...

Closer to Christ: Grow Spiritually this Lent

Thursday, February 10, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Closer to Christ: Grow Spiritually this Lent   During this season of reflection, Amplify Media presents two new studies to help you, your small group, and your congregations grow spiritually.  Join host Magrey deVega as he converses with two of our ...

Leadership Forward: Soaking the Bamboo

Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presented by Strengthening the Black Church You're invited to attend another LEADERSHIP FORWARD seminar, Black History Month Edition with Dr. Ron Bell, Senior Pastor of Camphor Memorial UMC, St. Paul, Minnesota. Add tools to your tackle box for ...

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 ...

Caring Congregation Spring National Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Register now for the Caring Congregation's Spring 2022 Care Ministry Webinar. This national training is offered only two times per year. Pastors and care ministers, register here for this 2-day live webinar on Friday and Saturday, Feb 25 & 26, 2022 ...

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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 ...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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 ...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training

Thursday, March 17, 2022 10:00 AM
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
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 ...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training: A Deeper Dive

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 10:00 AM
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training: A Deeper Dive

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Mental Health First Aid training is a two-part live, virtual webinar facilitated by Chris White, a leading international UK government hostage and crisis negotiator and Mental Health First Aid trainer. This training will teach you how to identify and...

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 ...

Preaching With Impact

Thursday, March 31, 2022 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
This intensive workshop will cover how to develop a preaching plan, the three critical ingredients of a sermon, designing a sermon series for “fishing” expeditions, the role of the worship planning team, as well as how to utilize video in a worship ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Reclaim

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

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Friday, April 1, 2022
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

Retirement Seminar

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 ...

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2022

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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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 ...

Wespath Delivered To You

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church are invited to attend Delivered to You on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26 from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. both days. This meaningful, informative virtual event brings the best of Clergy Benefits ...

LEAD 2022 Online

Friday, April 29, 2022 to Saturday, April 30, 2022
LEAD creates space for Christian leaders to be vulnerable and courageous, connects them around their hopes for the future, and equips them to bring those hopes into reality. We believe that LEADers are … Courageous, Collaborative, Vulnerable, ...

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 ...

Belong Worship Concert

Saturday, April 30, 2022 5:00 PM
Location: Manchester UMC
Belong is an outdoor concert for our St. Louis community to share the love of Christ through music by Gateway Central and Regional UM Church worship leaders and musicians. It will be held at 5pm on Saturday, April 30 at Bluebird Park Amphitheater in ...
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Licensing School

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

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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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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22nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Fayette, MO

Thursday, June 16, 2022 to Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: St. Paul UMC
St. Paul, Fayette is hosting its 22nd Annual Juneteenth celebration on the square in Fayette June 16-19.  The theme for our 4-day celebration is “Celebration of Community” which recognizes the diversity among all of God’s people. Activities include:...
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New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation (Zoom Call)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
The UMC BSA Leadership Team announced that a new relationship agreement (formerly called a charter) for United Methodist congregations engaged in scouting. The agreements will be ready by June 30,2022.   To help orient congregational scouting ...

Breaking Barriers: Juneteenth and Jackie Robinson

Saturday, June 18, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: New Horizons UMC
Join New Horizons UMC for a block party celebrating Juneteenth and Jackie Robinson on Saturday, June 18, from 2-5 p.m. in their parking lot at 4234 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108. This family-friendly event will include a book giveaway, crafts, ...

Music & Worship Arts Week 2022

Sunday, June 19, 2022 to Friday, June 24, 2022
It's been a long season of waiting, and we're just as excited as you are about making plans for Music & Worship Arts Week 2022, to be held June 19-24, 2022, at Lake Junaluska, NC. We're pleased today to make some initial announcements ...
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Juneteenth Worship at Lafayette Park UMC

Sunday, June 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Lafayette Park UMC
Join Lafayette Park UMC for a Juneteenth worship service followed by a fellowship lunch. We're excited to welcome guest preacher Rev. David W. Brown. This event will be livestreamed to the Lafayette Park UMC Facebook page.  

Juneteenth Worship Service

Sunday, June 19, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Grace UMC
On Sunday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m., Grace UMC will host the second annual combined Juneteenth worship service with New Horizons UMC. We are excited to welcome guest preacher Rev. Dr. Dietra Wise Baker, Assistant Professor of Contextual Education and ...

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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

Online Training: Coffee Shop Evangelism

Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 10am – 3pm Hosts: Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry As we emerge from a global pandemic, the art of reaching new people has become more critical than ever before. For nearly two years, people have been ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

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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Southwest Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
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.

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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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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

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 ...

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 ...

Southwest Clergy Family Meet-and-Greet at Pomme de Terre

Thursday, September 8, 2022 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
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

COR Leadership Institute 2022

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 to Friday, September 30, 2022
For more information, visit: https://leadership.sharechurch.com/. 
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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Fall

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Thursday, October 6, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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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Southwest District Clergy Family Dinner and Show

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

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

South Central Jurisdictional Conference

Tuesday, November 1, 2022 to Saturday, November 5, 2022
The official dates are Nov. 1-5, 2022 Saturday November 5 - Service of Consecration from 10:30 to noon

SoulConnections Retreat: Becoming

Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Location: Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center
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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South Central Jurisdictional Episcopal Service of Consecration

Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Episcopal Service of Consecration 10:30 a.m. to noon

BOM Full Connection Interviews

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

UMCLEAD

Sunday, January 22, 2023 to Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Central United Methodist Church
UMCLEAD is excited to announce that registration for the LEAD 2023 Conference in Asheville is now live! LEAD will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, January 22-25, 2023. The host hotel will be Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville, and our host church ...

Commissioning Interviews

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

Missouri Preaching Academy

Monday, February 20, 2023 to Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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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MUMF Ministry Grant Deadline: Spring

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Missouri United Methodist Foundation Ministry Grant Deadline Ministry Grants The Foundation grant program continues to grow in size and service  thanks to the generous gifts of donors across our state. Gifts ranging from large estates to modest ...

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