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November 2020

MO EXPLO: Online

Saturday, November 7, 2020 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
This event will be hosted online through Zoom.  Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists of ...

BOM Full Connection Interviews

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 5:00 PM to Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 12:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
Board of Ordained Ministry full connection/ordination interviews

PML - Congregational Care

Friday, November 13, 2020 to Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Contact Jenny Gragg for more information.
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Heartland District Office CLOSED for Thanksgiving

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

Mark Twain District Office Closed

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020
The Mark Twain District office is closed to allow our staff time with their family and to be thankful even in the midst of a pandemic. 

Mark Twain District Office Closed

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

Candidacy Summit - Online

Thursday, January 14, 2021 to Saturday, January 16, 2021
The Candidacy Summit and Inspire   This is the third year in which the Centers for Congregational Excellence and Leadership Excellence have combined two events into one.  The Candidacy Summit and Inspire (a discernment retreat for people God may be ...

MT District Office Closed

Monday, January 18, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.   

Candidacy Summit

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

INSPIRE

Thursday, January 21, 2021 to Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
As a pastor or lay person have you ever dreamed of doing a totally new thing for God? Maybe you haven’t told anyone because it seems impossible compared to your ministry today. You’re not alone. God is calling people for a time such as this to create...

Board of Ordained Ministry Commissioning Interviews

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

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

Internship Applications Deadline

Monday, February 1, 2021
Application deadline for internship and host site applications. Learn more and apply at https://www.moumethodist.org/internships.

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 ...

Re: Flourishing in Ministry

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

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 22, 2021 to Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Need a creativity boost to your preaching? Struggling to know how to address difficult topics in your context? Need a fresh approach to reinvigorate your preaching voice or need to reclaim the basics?  We hope that you will join us virtually for the ...

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 ...

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

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

RE: Flourishing in Ministry

Monday, April 12, 2021 to Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Location: Zoom
Our primary leader for this event will be Susan Beaumont. She will be leading us through her fantastic work on being a leader in a liminal season, coming from her book, How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You are Going. This is a compelling book ...

Online: Right Start

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 to Friday, April 23, 2021
Location: Online
Registration open!  Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving ...

PML - Transformation Leadership

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

Internship Orientation

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

MT District Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Memorial Day.

Fund Balance Reports Due

Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Location: Mark Twain District
All churches are required to complete a fund balance report every year. The deadline to submit the report  to the district office is June 1st.  Completed reports may be emailed to Barbara Buck or submitted via snail mail  to Mark Twain District, PO ...

MT District Office Closed

Thursday, June 17, 2021 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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 ...

MT District Office Closed

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Thursday, July 8, 2021
The District Office is closed while the staff are on vacation. 

MT District Office Closed

Monday, July 5, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Independence Day. 

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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MT District Office Closed

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021
The District Office is closed to allow the district admin staff to participate in conference sponsored training. The office will be open at its normal time of 8 am on Thursday, August 19th.   

MT District Office Closed

Thursday, August 19, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
The District Office is closed to allow the staff to attend a District Mission Council Meeting. 

MT Mission Council Meeting

Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
The Mark Twain Mission Council will meet at the United Methodist Church from 2 pm - 3:30 pm. 

MT Office Closed- Staff Meeting

Monday, August 23, 2021 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM
The District office will be closed to allow the staff to attend a staff meeting being held in Moberly. 

MT District Office Closed

Wednesday, August 25, 2021
The District Office is closed to allow Barbara time to move her daughter into her college dorm. 

MT District Office Closed

Monday, September 6, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Labor Day.

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

RE Flourishing In Ministry: Reflect September

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

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Associate Certified Coach Training

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021
Location: Virtual
Everyone wins when a leader is coached. Coaching unleashes our potential, increases our capacity and enables the best version of ourselves. The Missouri Conference envisions a culture of coaching where every pastor has a coach. This vision can only ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

Walk Justly Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Manchester UMC
Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of ...
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Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Hero’s Journey: Pathways of Transformative Experience Describing pathways of transformative experience, the Hero’s Journey is a set of principles for living, a handbook for life and a manual in the art of being human. Set forth by Joseph Campbell...

EMERGE: A soulconnections retreat

Thursday, October 28, 2021 12:00 PM to Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:00 PM
Location: LaSalle Retreat Center
EMERGE invites you to rest and renew your sense of connection and community as we emerge together from this difficult season. Using the story of Lazarus as our guide, we’ll reflect on the challenges we’ve faced, explore what inhibits us from moving ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 1, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Recenter

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 to Thursday, November 4, 2021

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Monday, November 15, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Exploratory Function of Metaphors Have you ever metaphor that you didn’t like? Or, tried to describe the inexplicable Other? We know that we speak metaphorically, but how do metaphors function? What’s at stake in the use and neglect of our ...

Office Closed

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
The District Office is closed due to Barbara working in the Mid-State District Office in Columbia. 

MT District Office Closed

Thursday, November 25, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

MT Office Closed

Tuesday, December 21, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed so that Barbara may spend the day with her youngest child celebrating their birthday. 

MT District Office Closed

Monday, December 27, 2021 to Thursday, December 30, 2021
The Mark Twain District Office is closed for a Christmas break.

Candidacy Summit

Friday, January 7, 2022 to Sunday, January 9, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
This event is for persons in the candidacy process, who have already talked with their D.S. about entering the process. The weekend will include an introduction to the conference, worship, spiritual formation, psychological evaluations, peer groups ...

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 21, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Registration closes February 17 In a world filled with divisions, the Gospel can connect with God and one another. One way that we can bridge the gaps within our congregation is by sharing our stories and the stories of Christ. This year's virtual ...

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

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

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

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

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 ...

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

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Home and Away: A Christian Theology of Place “There is a day when the road neither comes nor goes and the way is not a way but a place” (Wendell Berry). With some recent exceptions, a Christian theology of place has been much neglected. We live in ...

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 ...

SoulConnections Retreat: Journey

Thursday, March 31, 2022 to Saturday, April 2, 2022
Location: Unity Village
The Soul Connections spring retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Using JOURNEY as our guiding theme, together we’ll explore how pilgrimage can be a metaphor for the spiritual journey. To embark on a pilgrimage is to ...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Reclaim

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Right Start

Monday, April 25, 2022 to Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
Right Start seeks to: Help pastors make a successful exchange of the baton in the “change-over zone.” Ensure pastors receive information they need on practical matters including pension, health insurance and conference moving policy. Convey the ...

Heartland dCOM

Monday, April 25, 2022
Invitation Only

Licensing School

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

MS and MT Lay Servant Ministries Leadership Course: Laity Leadership For The Local Church (Kirksville)

Saturday, June 18, 2022
This course has broad application for ALL United Methodists, but especially those who are stepping into a new leadership role within their local church. This basic course is strongly recommended for all individuals who are assuming a new leadership ...

MS and MT Lay Servant Ministries Leadership Course: Laity Leadership For The Local Church (Jefferson City)

Saturday, June 25, 2022
This course has broad application for ALL United Methodists, but especially those who are stepping into a new leadership role within their local church. This basic course is strongly recommended for all individuals who are assuming a new leadership ...

Candidacy Summit

Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office
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North Central District Fall Women in Faith Meeting

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Location: Camp Jo-Ota

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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SoulConnections Retreat: Becoming

Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Location: Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center
Save the date! More information to come in fall 2022.

MO Explo

Saturday, November 5, 2022

BOM Full Connection Interviews

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

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