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November 2020

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Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

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

GC Virtual Charge Conference

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

GC Virtual Charge Conference

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

GC Virtual Charge Conference

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

Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

PML - Congregational Care

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

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

GC Virtual Charge Conference

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

GC Virtual Charge Conference

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

GC Consultation Forms Due

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

Heartland District Office CLOSED for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020

GC District Office Closed

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Friday, December 4, 2020

GC District Office Closed

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

GC District Office Closed

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

Invite Only: Mission Council

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

GC Year End Stats Deadline

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

GC Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

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

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

PML - Theological Heritage

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

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

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (CST)
FOR MISSOURI LICENSED AND ORDAINED CLERGY and LAITY ASSIGNED TO SERVE. Learn the results of the recent leader check-in survey and touch base about how ministry in Missouri looks 9 months into the pandemic. Tuesday, February 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Registered ...

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

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

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

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

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

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

GC Parsonage Inspection Form Due

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

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

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

Online: Overcoming Lukewarm Discipleship

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

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

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

Invite Only: Mission Council

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

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

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

GC District Office Closed - Good Friday

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

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

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

GC Spring dCOM Meeting: Invite Only

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

PML - Transformation Leadership

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

GC District Office Closed

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

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: Cabinet

Thursday, June 10, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GC District Office Closed

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

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 ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

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 ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

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

GR Lay Servant Ministry Class: Lay Servant Ministries Basic Course

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

GC District Office Closed

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

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

Cabinet (Invite Only)

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

ShareFest: St. Louis

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

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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.  

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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Cabinet (Invite Only)

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

GC Charge Conference

Saturday, October 30, 2021 10:00 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
Location: Fenton UMC
Gateway Central Charge Conference October 30, 2021 at 2:00pm Fenton UMC 800 Gravois Rd Fenton, MO 63026 Click Here for more information.  

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

EO Holy Land Cruise Info Session

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed

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

EO Holy Land Cruise Info Session

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

Gateway Districts Office Closed - MLK Jr. Day

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

GR & GC 2021 Year End Stats Deadline

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

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

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

Prayer for Christian Unity 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Transforming Evangelism

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

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Basic Course

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

Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Leading Public Prayer

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

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

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 1, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
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 (CST)
Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic building block of all healthy and vital churches. It all ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship

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

25 Years Celebration at Manchester UMC

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

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Heartland dCOM

Monday, April 25, 2022
Invitation Only

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Ozarks In-Person Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class

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

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

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

Cabinet - Invite Only

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Cabinet - Invite Only

Thursday, June 16, 2022

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.

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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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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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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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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Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Thursday, August 4, 2022
Registration for this course ends on August 1, or when 25 people have registered, whichever comes first.   Class Summary  The Basic course is an easy way to learn more about Methodism, and our history, heritage, administration and organization. You ...

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Friday, August 5, 2022
Registration for this course ends on August 1, or when 25 people have registered, whichever comes first.   Class Summary  The Basic course is an easy way to learn more about Methodism, and our history, heritage, administration and organization. You ...

Online Basic Course: Introduction to Lay Servant Ministry

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Registration for this course ends on August 1, or when 25 people have registered, whichever comes first.   Class Summary  The Basic course is an easy way to learn more about Methodism, and our history, heritage, administration and organization. You ...

Online Lay Servant Ministry: Soul Reset - Relearning the Rhythms of Grace Through Daily Life with God

Monday, August 8, 2022 to Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Registration for this course ends on August 1, or when 25 people have registered, whichever comes first.   Class Summary  This study is for everyone who moves at breakneck speed through their daily lives, often relying only on their own strength to ...

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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Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (CST)
Location: First UMC
In-person and virtual options available. Meet District Lay Leaders and your District Lay Education Coordinator during a time of connection, networking and conversation. Registration closes on Friday, September 9 at 12 p.m.

Northeast District Virtual Laity Gathering: Invitation to Action

Thursday, September 15, 2022 7:00 PM (CST)
Invitation to Action A chance to be part of the new district laity Join us on September 15 at 7:00pm via Zoom for a laity discussion of: The DS's 3 D Plan The needs of the district The opportunities to serve The Zoom link will be sent in the ...

UMM Gathering

Saturday, September 17, 2022 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM (CST)
Location: Manchester UMC
Interested folks are invited to Manchester UMC on Saturday, September 17 for a Men’s Gathering focused on starting/reviving/re-energizing a new or inactive men’s ministry. The event, breakfast and lunch are provided by the conference at no cost to ...

Holy Land Cruise with Bishop Farr

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

SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CST)
Location: Antioch United Methodist Church
Registration for this course ends on September 16.   Class Summary  All participants in the Body of Christ depend on the spiritual gifts God has given them. Explore your gifts of the Holy Spirit and learn how to align with God's purpose to be more ...

SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Wesleyan Discipleship

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

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

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

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, October 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: St. James South UMC
In-person and virtual options available. Meet District Lay Leaders and your District Lay Education Coordinator during a time of connection, networking and conversation. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 5.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SW Lay Education Course: The Potential of Wesleyan Class Meetings

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

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

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

Assessment Week - Invitation Only

Wednesday, January 11, 2023 10:00 AM to Friday, January 13, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Mission Council - Invitation Only

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Saturday, January 28, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Festus UMC
The purpose of the Ministry of All Believers course is to clarify the critical role of the laity in the life and mission of the Church and to inspire and equip lay persons to pursue God’s call on their lives as part of the Body of Christ. The course ...

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Saturday, January 28, 2023 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM (CST)
Location: Festus UMC
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is based on the premise that emotional health and spiritual health are inseparable and that many of us get stuck spiritually because we haven't done the hard work of becoming emotionally healthy. This one-day In ...

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Saturday, January 28, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Community UMC
The purpose of the Ministry of All Believers course is to clarify the critical role of the laity in the life and mission of the Church and to inspire and equip lay persons to pursue God’s call on their lives as part of the Body of Christ. Dr. Michael...

Annual Prayer for Christian Unity

Sunday, January 29, 2023 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Location: St. John Bosco Catholic Church
Annual Prayer for Christian Unity   Archbishop Rozanski will preside over the service at 7pm on Sunday, January 29 at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Creve Coeur. Bishop Bob Farr will participate in the service. A reception will follow the prayer ...

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, February 8, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, February 9, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Saturday, February 11, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: First Chillicothe UMC
The purpose of the Ministry of All Believers course is to clarify the critical role of the laity in the life and mission of the Church and to inspire and equip lay persons to pursue God’s call on their lives as part of the Body of Christ. Dr. Michael...
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Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, February 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Saturday, February 18, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: First Sedalia: Celebration Center
The purpose of the Ministry of All Believers course is to clarify the critical role of the laity in the life and mission of the Church and to inspire and equip lay persons to pursue God’s call on their lives as part of the Body of Christ. Dr. Michael...
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Cabinet (invitation only)

Thursday, February 23, 2023 9:00 AM to Friday, February 24, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Ministry of All Believers (formerly Basic)

Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Warsaw UMC
The purpose of the Ministry of All Believers course is to clarify the critical role of the laity in the life and mission of the Church and to inspire and equip lay persons to pursue God’s call on their lives as part of the Body of Christ. The course ...
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Congregational Care

Saturday, February 25, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Warsaw UMC
This course is a model for congregational care, a laity-centered ministry, where laypersons receive training and are then commissioned to serve as Congregational Care Ministers (CCMs), caring for the people in their congregation and community ...
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Christian Leadership & Visioning

Saturday, February 25, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: First Kirksville UMC
The Christian Leadership & Visioning class is an advanced course for all those who are called to live out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” it explores the book “Lay Servants as Christian ...
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Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Christian Leadership and Visioning

Saturday, March 4, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Community UMC
The Christian Leadership & Visioning class is an advanced course for all those who are called to live out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” it explores the book “Lay Servants as Christian ...
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Leading Bible Study ONLINE

Monday, March 6, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom
This course will work with an approach to biblical interpretation that takes both texts and reading context into account. Each participant will also study how historical, social, and cultural diversity are part of the study of the Bible and leading ...
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Christian Leadership and Visioning

Saturday, March 11, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 AM (CST)
Location: Chillicothe UMC
The Christian Leadership & Visioning class is an advanced course for all those who are called to live out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” it explores the book “Lay Servants as Christian ...
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Leading Bible Study ONLINE

Monday, March 13, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom
This course will work with an approach to biblical interpretation that takes both texts and reading context into account. Each participant will also study how historical, social, and cultural diversity are part of the study of the Bible and leading ...
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Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, March 15, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Christian Leadership & Visioning

Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: First United Methodist Church, Celebration Center
The Christian Leadership & Visioning class is an advanced course for all those who are called to live out the mission of “making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” it explores the book “Lay Servants as Christian ...
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Leading Bible Study ONLINE

Monday, March 20, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom
This course will work with an approach to biblical interpretation that takes both texts and reading context into account. Each participant will also study how historical, social, and cultural diversity are part of the study of the Bible and leading ...
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Mission Council (invitation only)

Tuesday, March 21, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, March 22, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Leading Bible Study ONLINE

Monday, March 27, 2023 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM (CST)
Location: Zoom
This course will work with an approach to biblical interpretation that takes both texts and reading context into account. Each participant will also study how historical, social, and cultural diversity are part of the study of the Bible and leading ...
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Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, April 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Mission Council (invitation only)

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Episcopacy Committee (invitation only)

Saturday, May 20, 2023 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CST)

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, August 15, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

DS & Directors Retreats (invitation only)

Tuesday, August 29, 2023 to Friday, September 1, 2023

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, September 12, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Mission Council (invitation only)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Wednesday, October 4, 2023 9:00 AM to Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM (CST)

Directors (invitation only)

Tuesday, October 10, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Mission Council (invitation only)

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)

Directors (invitation only)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)

Cabinet (invitation only)

Friday, November 17, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 AM (CST)

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