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December 2020

NW Clergy Soul Check-In

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
The Northwest District is committed to supporting our clergy and laity by creating spaces for collaboration and support. We are hosting a clergy soul check-in on Tuesday, November 1st at 2:00 PM. This virtual check-in will be hosted by the Northwest ...

NW District Closed

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 to Thursday, December 24, 2020
Northwest District Office is closed for Christmas. 

Ozarks District Office Closed

Thursday, December 24, 2020 to Friday, January 1, 2021

Year-End Stats Module Opens

Monday, December 28, 2020

NW District Office Closed

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 to Thursday, December 31, 2020
The Northwest District Office is closed for the New Year holiday. 

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 ...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

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 ...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

NW Collaboration Chat

Monday, February 8, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
COVID-19 will not be with us forever. But because it has challenged our churches and leaders to pivot like never before, it is encouraging to see what Missouri Methodists are making possible.  Join the Northwest District on Monday, February 8th from ...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

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 ...

Compassion Fatigue Webinar

Thursday, February 11, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Platte Woods UMC
Compassion Fatigue Webinar: February 11 7-8 PM via Zoom - The Community Care Ministry Team at Platte Woods UMC is sponsoring a community webinar focused on “Compassion Fatigue.” Guest speaker Robin Ewy, MS, LPC will be the presenter, guiding the ...

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 ...

Easter Facebook Chat

Monday, February 22, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
Grab your lunch and join us on Facebook on Monday, February 22nd starting at 12:00 PM. Rev. Melissa Dodd will "sit down" with several pastors in the Northwest District chat about how they are approaching the Lenten season and Easter Sunday. This will...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

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 ...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

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 ...

Breath of Life Class

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Hamilton UMC
Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer forms and spiritual disciplines that engage your ...

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 ...

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 ...

Digital Church Workshop

Monday, March 22, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Location: Northwest District
Over the past year, many of us ramped up our tech skills, stacked all sorts of random household items for home made videos, and increased our social media engagement just enough to figure out how in the world to reach people in a pandemic. These ...
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NW Office Closed

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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 ...

NW Collaborative Chat

Monday, March 29, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Join us for a lunchtime virtual conversation on Monday, March 29th  (12 – 1 PM) around the process in creating a space in your congregation to have healthy conversations around the topic of human sexuality. This virtual conversation will include ...

NW Office Closed

Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Friday, April 2, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed. 

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 ...

2021 Virtual PAUMCS Conference

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

Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:30 PM to Monday, March 22, 2021 at 7:30 PM

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
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
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 dCOM Interviews

Monday, May 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Location: Zoom
The Northwest District Committee on Ministry will be holding virtual interviews. Sign up is required for attendance. 

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. ...

NW Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for Memorial Day.

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 ...

NW Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed in observance of July 4th. 

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 ...

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 Charge Conference Paperwork Training

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom
We are hosting a Charge Conference Forms training on Wednesday, July 28 at 10 AM through Zoom. It will be recorded. Please register today and submit any questions ahead of time.    Register → Need Additional Help? Set up a time for ...

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 District Fall Ministry Grant Deadline

Sunday, August 1, 2021
The Northwest District offers an opportunity for churches to apply for ministry grants and youth grants in the Spring and Fall. The Spring deadline is February 1st and Fall deadline is August 1st. Grants will be awarded to churches that are ...

NW District Office Closed

Tuesday, August 3, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for a staff mental health day.

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 Nominations Committee Training

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Webinar
The Northwest District is excited to bring Kay Kotan back for another virtual leadership training on the Nominations Committee. Over the lunch hour (12-1 PM) on August 11, participants will discover the fullness of this leadership position and become...

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 ...

NW District Office Closed

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The Northwest District office is closed for a district admins training off site. 

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...

NW Mission Council

Thursday, August 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: GoTo Meeting
The Northwest District Mission Council meets virtually for their quarterly meeting. 

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 ...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

NW Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed for Labor Day. 

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

NW District Charge Conference Paperwork Deadline

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Northwest District has set the Charge Conference paperwork deadline  completed and signed charge of Tuesday, September 14, 2021. All completed  completed and signed charge conference forms need to be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the district ...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

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 ...

ShareFest: Republic

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

dCOM training - King's Way

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Summary of Class:  This course offers insights into the life span and the dynamics of contemporary life to help church leaders reach out with God’s love and care to others. Description: This class will be hosted by the Northwest District office and ...

ShareFest: Cameron

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

NW Charge Conference

Sunday, October 3, 2021 3:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at ...

NW Charge Conference

Sunday, October 3, 2021 7:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at ...

NW Charge Conference

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Tuesday, October 5 at 6:00...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at ...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 7 at ...

Blurring Lines: Being Brave and Relevant Webinar

Monday, October 11, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Location: Zoom Webinar
Some popular culture like television show, theater and movies have incredible lessons of faith. However, the language or adult themes caution us against referencing them in worship. How can we be brave and relevant in our sermon prep to blur the line...

NW Charge Conference

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Tuesday, October 12 at ...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 14, 2021 12:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at ...

NW Charge Conference

Thursday, October 14, 2021 6:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at ...

NW Charge Conference

Monday, October 25, 2021 7:00 PM
The Northwest District will have our fall cluster charge conferences online using the Zoom Webinar platform. There are a variety of date and time options. This registration is for the cluster charge conference scheduled for Monday, October 25 at 7:00...

NW Advent Grant Deadline

Friday, November 5, 2021
Location: Northwest District
We are entering another Advent that may look different than the past because of COVID. We just don’t know. However, the District knows that clergy and church leaders are worn out. However, Advent is a beautiful time in the liturgical year. Can the ...

NW dCOM Interviews

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Zoom
Invitation Only Interviews

NW Office Closed

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed for Thanksgiving

NW District Office Closed

Wednesday, December 22, 2021
The Northwest District Office will be closed for the staff Christmas gathering. 

NW District Office Closed

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
The Northwest District Office is closed. 

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 Ministry Grant Deadline

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Northwest District
Application closes February 1st and August 1st The Northwest District offers an opportunity for churches to apply for ministry grants and youth grants in the Spring and Fall. The Spring deadline is February 1st and Fall deadline is August 1st. Grants...

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 ...

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

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

Prayer, Reflection & Renewal

Sunday, February 6, 2022 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Clergy and laity are invited to a time of prayer, reflection and renewal on Sunday, February 6, 2022 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM. The Northwest District is creating some time and space to come sit with God. Quiet and reflective time for our souls is more ...

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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...

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,...

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 ...

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

NW dCOM

Monday, February 28, 2022 12:30 PM
The Northwest District office is holding virtual continuation interviews. Invitation only. 

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

Northwest District: NextGen Networking Lunch

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: Clair UMC
How does lunch on NextGen Ministries sound?! The new Youth Specialist, Angel Garcia, is trying to make his way across Missouri to hear from our leaders working with NextGen and how NextGen Ministries can better help support them. For this event, we ...

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

NW dCOM

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 3:45 PM
The Northwest District office is holding virtual continuation interviews. Invitation only. 

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

NW Mission Council

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 6:30 PM
The Northwest Mission Council is meeting virtually. 

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

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

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 18, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

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

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

Heartland District - Lay Servant Ministry Class: BASIC

Friday, March 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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 ...

SW Lay Servant Ministries Courses: Spiritual Gifts and Discipleship

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

NW District Closed

Thursday, April 14, 2022 to Friday, April 15, 2022
The Northwest District office is closed for the Easter Holiday. 

NW dCOM Interviews

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 12:03 PM
The Northwest District Committee on Ministry is holding their continuation interviews on Zoom April 19. 

NW District Office Closed

Monday, April 25, 2022 1:30 PM
The Northwest District office is closed starting at 1:30 PM for the Bishop's conversation at Chillicothe UMC. 

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

Monday, April 25, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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
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

Thursday, April 28, 2022 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
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
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 ...

Ozarks In-Person Basic Lay Servant Ministry Class

Saturday, April 30, 2022 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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
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 ...

NW Clergy Event

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 7:10 PM
Location: Northwest District
The Northwest District is hosting a clergy only event at the Kansas City Royals game. Contact Morgan Scott for more information. 

NW District Closed

Monday, May 30, 2022
The Northwest District Office is closed in observation of Memorial day. 

NW District Closed

Thursday, June 9, 2022
The Northwest District office is closed to travel to Annual Conference.

NW District Office Closed

Monday, June 13, 2022
The Northwest District office is closed. 

NW District Open House Celebration

Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Location: Cameron UMC
Please mark your calendars to come by and say Thank You to Melissa, Megan and Morgan as they each embark on new adventures! Join us for the Northwest District Open House celebration on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at Cameron UMC. All ...

NW District Garage Sale

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 to Thursday, June 23, 2022

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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Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Monday, August 29, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Platte Woods UMC
Join other clergy and their spouses for a time of learning, sharing a meal and planning your future. MUMF and C2FM staff will be in a different district every day to provide education on: Saving Grace Classes, Funding Retirement, Putting Your House ...
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Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, September 10, 2022
Save the date. More information to come!

NW Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: InterServ Community Center
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Wesleyan Discipleship

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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 ...
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SW Lay Servant Ministry Course: Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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 ...
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West Region (KC) Sharefest

Saturday, September 24, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Red Bridge UMC
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, October 8, 2022
Save the date. More information to come!

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

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

Southeast District Laity Connection Opportunity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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