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November 2020

GR Virtual Charge Conference

Monday, November 9, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Schedule: As we continue to live into the new realities of Covid-19, Charge Conferences will be held virtually this year. We know there are a few churches who do not have strong enough internet access to allow for this.  Please let us know if this ...

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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GR Consultation Forms Due

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

Invite Only: Planting Academy Online

Monday, November 16, 2020 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

GR Virtual Charge Conference

Monday, November 16, 2020 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Schedule: As we continue to live into the new realities of Covid-19, Charge Conferences will be held virtually this year. We know there are a few churches who do not have strong enough internet access to allow for this.  Please let us know if this ...

GR District Office Closed

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

United Methodist Student Sunday

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Giving Tuesday

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

GR District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Sunday, January 3, 2021
The Gateway Regional 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 ...

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 ...

GR District Office Closed

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

GR Year End Stats Deadline

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

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 ...

New Places Grant Deadline

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

GR Winter dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Gateway Regional virtual Winter dCOM meeting will be Tuesday, February 9 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

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
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
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

Thursday, February 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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
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 - 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

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

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 ...

GR 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 ...

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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
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
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
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
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
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 - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

Amplify Live: The Courage of Jesus

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

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

GR District Office Closed - Good Friday

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

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

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

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

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

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Monday, April 12, 2021 9:00 AM
The Gateway Regional virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Monday, April 12 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

Leveraging Communication 2021

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

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

GR Spring dCOM Meeting - Invite Only

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 9:00 AM
The Gateway Regional virtual Spring dCOM meeting will be Tuesday, April 27 from 9am - 2pm. This event is by invite only.

Online Run Alpha

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Run Alpha is a free, interactive online training to experience what it’s like to run Alpha in-person or online. Topics include “what is Alpha?,” the Seven Best Practices of Alpha, the Alpha Small Group, and Leading Prayer Ministry on the Alpha ...

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

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

PML - Transformation Leadership

Friday, April 30, 2021 to Saturday, May 1, 2021
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NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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. ...

Webinar: Christian Community in the First Century and Today

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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
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. ...

GR District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Gateway Regional 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 ...

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
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 ...

Older Elementary Extreme Camp

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

Jr. High Ultimate Extreme

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

Sr. High Leadership Camp

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

GR District Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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
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
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
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 ...

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, ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

GR District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Gateway Regional 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 ...

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Harrington Lecture featuring Dr. Eboo Patel

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
“We Need to Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy” We live in a molten era where so much is changing and therefore anything is possible. Will America become a nightmare or a dream? So much depends on leaders like you. Are you ready to be an ...
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Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

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

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 ...

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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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 ...

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.

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 ...

GR Charge Conference

Sunday, January 9, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: Memorial UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 9, 2022 at 2:00pm Memorial UMC 425 North St Farmington, MO 63640-3212 Click Here for more information

GR Charge Conference

Saturday, January 15, 2022 9:30 AM
Location: Hermann UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 15, 2022 at 9:30am Hermann UMC 136 Hwy 100 W Hermann, MO 65041 Click Here for more information

GR Charge Conference

Sunday, January 16, 2022 2:00 PM
Location: SunRise UMC
Gateway Regional Charge Conference January 16, 2022 at 2:00pm SunRise UMC 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd O Fallon, MO 63368-8166 Click Here for more information

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.

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

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
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 ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

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
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 ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 2, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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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
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 ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Transforming Evangelism

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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,...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Basic Course

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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...
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Ozarks District Lay Servant Ministries Hybrid Class - Leading Public Prayer

Saturday, February 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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 ...
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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
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 ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Called to Preach, Online

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom Meeting
Title of Class: Called to Preach, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class:  Called to Preach is designed for those who have not completed formal preaching training, for pastors seeking a basic refresher course, and for others who are called upon to preach...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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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
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7:00 PM
Title of Event GC Lay Servant Ministry Class Intentional Discipleship Online Title of Class Intentional Discipleship Online Summary of class Based on a series of works from Junius Dotson and the See All the People movement, this advanced Lay ...
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Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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Communicating Across Generations Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Camdenton UMC
Registration begins at 9 a.m. Event starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

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 ...
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Alpha Training

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 to 2:00 PM

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2022

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 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 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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Music & Worship Arts Week 2022

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

Monday, June 27, 2022 to Friday, July 1, 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 St. Charles UMC, NextGen Ministries strives to provide a unique environment ...
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Sr. High Leadership Camp

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, August 26, 2022 to Saturday, August 27, 2022

General Conference 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022 to Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Postponed to August 29 - September 6, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN Visit GC2020 website   Missouri Conference General Conference Delegation Clergy Laity Andy Bryan Amy Thompson Emanuel Cleaver III Ivan James Kim Jenne Jill Wondel ...

Walk Justly Conference: Culture and Context

Friday, October 21, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Manchester UMC
Save the Date!  Our work doesn't stop here!  Join us each year as we work to build a movement to create justice in our communities. We challenge each other to invite 5 friends, collogues, or community members to join us next year.   Walk Justly: ...
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South Central Jurisdictional Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Friday, November 4, 2022

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