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December 2020

GC District Office Closed

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

The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

Monday, January 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM
There was a time when the church focused solely on physical ministry. Then COVID-19 happened, and for months now, the church has put all its energy into digital, learning what it could as fast as it could about how to do church online. But how can ...

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 ...

Inspire - Online

Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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 ...

GC District Office Closed

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

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...

GC Year End Stats Deadline

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

GC Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

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

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 ...

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.

New Places Grant Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021
Learn more and get started at https://www.moumethodist.org/new-places-grants-spring. 

PML - Theological Heritage

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

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 1

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 2

Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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 ...

The Caring Congregation

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM
The Caring Congregation is excited to announce that our next National Webinar has been set for February 26-27, 2021. This live streamed two-day event covers the Basic CCM Model of Care Training to equip and inspire your staff and volunteers to ...

GC Parsonage Inspection Form Due

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

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

GC District Office Closed - Good Friday

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

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

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

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 ...

GC Spring dCOM Meeting: Invite Only

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

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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 →

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Internship Orientation

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

GC District Office Closed

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

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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GC District Office Closed

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

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...

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 ...

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, ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

GC District Office Closed

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

Leading in Unchartered Territory with Tod Bolsinger

Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Community UMC
For the better part of a generation, the church has faced a rapidly changing world, one that has pushed the church out of the center of the culture to the margins. Then COVID-19 happened, and the disruption to church as we knew it accelerated. Join ...

RE Flourishing In Ministry: Reflect September

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

New Places Grant Deadline

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Learn more and get started at https://www.moumethodist.org/new-places-grants-fall.

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 ...

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...

Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 to Friday, September 24, 2021

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...

Leadership Institute 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 to Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Church of the Resurrection
The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection announced registration is now open for Leadership Institute 2021, held September 29 – October 1. The annual leadership conference will be offered both online and in person at the Leawood, Kansas, ...
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ShareFest: Dexter

Saturday, October 2, 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, 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...

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
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...

GC Charge Conference

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

GC Charge Conference

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

Invite Only - Planting Academy Exponential - Orlando

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

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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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...

Leading Through Sabotage and Resistance with Tod Bolsinger Virtual Event

Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM to Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Most leaders assume that navigating the challenges of a changing world, while trying to lead wisely and well, will be the most difficult thing they face. Yet, oftentimes the most important obstacle isn’t the one faced outside the church: It’s the ...

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 ...

GC Charge Conference

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

GC Charge Conference

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

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 ...

INSPIRE Discernment Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Missouri Conference Office
Have you ever dreamed of starting something new that will reach new people? God is doing new things throughout the world and in the most unlikely places. New faith communities can take a variety of forms like a small group, recovery ministry, or a ...

Gateway Districts Office Closed - MLK Jr. Day

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

UMC LEAD 2022

Sunday, January 23, 2022 to Wednesday, January 26, 2022
UMCLEAD is excited to announce that registration for the LEAD 2022 Conference in San Diego is now live! LEAD will be held in San Diego, CA from January 23rd-26th, 2022. The host hotel will be The Lafayette Hotel and the host church will be Normal ...

GR & GC 2021 Year End Stats Deadline

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

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 ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

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 ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

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 ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

Communicating Across Generations Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Camdenton UMC
This event has been cancelled. Have you ever been curious, or perhaps frustrated, about how someone younger or older than you communicates? Do you wonder what influences them and how you can improve your connection? Communicating Across Generations ...

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 ...

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

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

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. 

Run Alpha Online Training

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Registration closes on March 31, 2022 You may have heard by now about the remarkable impact Alpha has been making in the lives of believers and unbelievers alike but are you wondering what exactly Alpha is all about? We’re glad you asked! But first, ...

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 ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Licensing School

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed - Memorial Day

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

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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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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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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Gateway Districts Office Closed - Juneteenth

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

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 ...

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
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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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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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 ...

Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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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Explore Alpha Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Registration closes on September 20, 2022. Explore Alpha and understand how it can work as an effective tool to reach your community, no matter where they’re at on their faith journey. Alpha, a series of group sessions exploring the basics of the ...

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 ...

SE Region Sharefest

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
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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New Places Grant Deadline

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Learn more and get started at www.moumethodist.org/newplacesgrants

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

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

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

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
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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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Southeast District Laity Connection Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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

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

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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BOM Full Connection Interviews

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

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
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
Each day will have two sessions – 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

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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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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