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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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Festival of Sharing: Quilt Auction

Saturday, November 14, 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. 

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 ...

CANCELLED: Virtual Mental Health First Aid Training - Online (Zoom)

Thursday, December 3, 2020 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
This event has been cancelled ________________________________________________________________________________ Why Mental Health First Aid? Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and ...

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

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 ...

MOAC Awards Nomination Deadline

Monday, February 15, 2021
Each year the Robert and Martha Marble Mission Award is given to an individual in the Missouri Annual Conference who exhibits outstanding commitment to mission. This award is given in honor of the Marbles, who served for 36 years as missionaries from...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Online: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe

Saturday, March 13, 2021 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration Deadline – March 8  THRIVE Presents: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe  Virtually join Dr. Doug Powe as he leads a free workshop centering around two of his books, Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church in ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

'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. ...

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. ...

Internship Orientation

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

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. ...

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

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 ...

Serve with Impact: Missions

Thursday, June 24, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Church of the Resurrection - Online
Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry will host an online training session June 24 entitled Serve with Impact: Missions. The session runs from 10:00am – 3:00pm Central Daylight Time. Make plans to join the Mission Ministry’s team for a ...
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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 ...

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. 

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 ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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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 ...

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. 

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 ...

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. 

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...

MT District Office Closed

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

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...

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

ShareFest: Macon

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

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 ...

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

Academy of Church Business Administration

Monday, September 20, 2021 to Thursday, September 30, 2021
The 2021 Academy of Church Business Administration will be held September 20 – 30.  We hope you will join us for this valuable training in church administration! The Academy of Church Business Administration (ACBA), hosted by the General Council on ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

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

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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ShareFest: Tipton

Saturday, September 25, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

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

Leadership Institute 2021

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

Saturday, October 2, 2021
Regional Festival of Sharing event with worship and community service. Learn more at www.festivalofsharing.org

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 ...

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

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

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

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

ShareFest: St. Louis

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

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 1

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

Thinking Theologically: The Hero's Journey Option 2

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

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

Online: Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 7, 2021 to Saturday, November 13, 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. 

Collaborating for Community Impact with Rev. Lia McIntosh

Thursday, November 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The Black Church is a force for good, especially when it is empowered together. But how can ministry leaders work collaboratively in this unique moment in history? Rev. Lia McIntosh, author of Blank Slate and Church/School/Community, will teach you ...

MT District Office Closed

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

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
For teenage girls in Mozambique, marrying before age 18 isn’t uncommon. With no economic opportunity outside of marriage, many young girls find themselves in early and often difficult marriages. Local United Methodist Churches in Mozambique are ...

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 ...

UMC LEAD 2022

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

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 ...

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 ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Friday, February 4, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, February 5, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

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 ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Friday, February 11, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, February 12, 2022
THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early Response Teams. Early Response Teams (ERTs) fill a ...

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,...

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 - 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 ...

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 ...

Leadership Forward: Soaking the Bamboo

Thursday, February 17, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Presented by Strengthening the Black Church You're invited to attend another LEADERSHIP FORWARD seminar, Black History Month Edition with Dr. Ron Bell, Senior Pastor of Camphor Memorial UMC, St. Paul, Minnesota. Add tools to your tackle box for ...

Preaching Academy

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

Caring Congregation Spring National Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Register now for the Caring Congregation's Spring 2022 Care Ministry Webinar. This national training is offered only two times per year. Pastors and care ministers, register here for this 2-day live webinar on Friday and Saturday, Feb 25 & 26, 2022 ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, February 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

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 ...

Ash Wednesday

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

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

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

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

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

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

GC Lay Servant Ministry Class: Intentional Discipleship

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

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, March 28, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

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. 

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 ...

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 17, 2022

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 ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, April 25, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

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 ...

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 ...

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, May 23, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

Licensing School

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

Faith After Ferguson Book Study

Monday, June 6, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration closes on February 24 In support of the Missouri Conference's work related to race and culture, you are invited to join the Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis and on a journey of practical theological reflection and action through Faith After...

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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

Candidacy Summit

Thursday, July 28, 2022 to Saturday, July 30, 2022
Location: Missouri Annual Conference Office

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 ...

RMC Collab: Creating Space for Community

Thursday, August 4, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Marceline UMC
Come see what is happening in rural Missouri as people engage in mission of all kinds across our state. Join a space where rural leaders are learning, collaborating and celebrating ministry as we respond to God’s gifts in our communities. At the ...

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 ...

Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore

Sunday, August 14, 2022 to Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Church of the Resurrection-Student Center
Worship Planning Retreat led by Dr. Marcia McFee and Jason Moore in KC!   Saint Paul School of Theology is co-hosting alumnus Dr. Marcia McFee’s national annual long-range worship planning for the next liturgical year in Kansas City on August 14-17, ...
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Junius B. Dotson Institute Inaugural Event

Thursday, August 18, 2022 to Saturday, August 20, 2022
Location: The American Hotel
August 18-20, 2022 The American Hotel | Atlanta, Georgia We are excited to announce the inaugural event for the Junius B. Dotson Institute for Music and Worship in the Black Church and Beyond will take place on August 18-20, 2022 in Atlanta, ...
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The Big Picture: Connect the Dots and Discover the Presence of God in Your Life Webinar

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Life can often seem like a series of disconnected events, and we can struggle to find any meaning within them. But when we trust in God and pay attention to God’s work in our lives, we come to see that God is with us in moments of triumph and trauma....

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, August 27, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
This class will provide you with the basic information you need about Early Response Teams. ERTs fill a specific need in the days after a disaster to clean out flood-damaged homes, remove debris, place tarps on homes, and otherwise help to prevent ...

Virtual Costner-Fulton Grant Workshop

Monday, August 29, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
You are invited to join the Mission, Service and Justice Team for a virtual grant workshop via Zoom. The workshop will be led by Rev. Jennifer Long, Conference MSJ Team chairperson, and Rev. Sharon Williams, Conference associate director of Mission, ...

Jesus Revealed: How I Am Reveals Who You Are

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join author Matt Rawle and artist Sarah Duet in conversation with Rachel Billups as they explore the rich symbolism behind the “I am” statements.   In Jesus Revealed: The I Am Statements in the Gospel of John, Matt considers each of the images - the ...

Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

NE Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 10, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Macon 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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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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Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Prepare for the Celebration of Advent with Adam Hamilton and Susan Robb

Thursday, September 15, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Advent is a time of waiting, preparation, and celebration. In this webinar, Amplify Media presents two new studies to help you, your small group, and your congregation prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ.   In Prepare the Way for the Lord: ...

Northeast District Virtual Laity Gathering: Invitation to Action

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

UMM Gathering

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

Early Response Team Training for Disaster Response

Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Missouri Annual Conference
This training is full. If you would like to be added to our wait list, please fill out this form. This class will provide you with the basic information you need about Early Response Teams. ERTs fill a specific need in the days after a disaster ...

SW Region Sharefest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Hood United Methodist Church
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 ...

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 ...

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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

SE Region Sharefest

Friday, September 30, 2022 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: First UMC Dexter
Sharefests are the opportunities in which we gather as communities for service, fellowship and sharing of the packs, kits and funds recognized in the Festival of Sharing booklet. These events are open to the public and are held in partnership with ...
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East Region (STL) Sharefest

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: LifeWise STL
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 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Registration closes when 25 participants have registered OR on September 28. Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices is an ONLINE course being offered Sunday evenings, 5:30-7 p.m. on October 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30.  This course will ...
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Webinar for Women Clergy: Calming Anxiety and Creating a Spacious Soul

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
As we celebrate clergy throughout the month of October, the women clergy of Missouri are invited to learn from psychologist and author, Alison Cook. In this 90-minute webinar, learn how to unburden your soul from anxiety and the feelings of teetering...
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Signs and Wonders: Explore the Miracle Stories with Amy-Jill Levine

Thursday, October 6, 2022 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Join Dr. Amy-Jill Levine as she discusses with writer Rob Simbeck her new study, Signs and Wonders: A Beginner’s Guide to the Miracles of Jesus. In her new book, Amy-Jill Levine explores selected miracles of Jesus in historical and theological ...

Virtual Southwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

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

Central Region Sharefest

Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Location: Tipton 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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Northwest District Laity Meet-and-Greet

Saturday, October 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: St. James South UMC
In-person and virtual options available. Meet District Lay Leaders and your District Lay Education Coordinator during a time of connection, networking and conversation. Registration closes on Wednesday, October 5.
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 9:00 AM to Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Location: Community UMC
Registration closes on October 5, 2022. The local church is clearly at a critical crossroads within our culture. Far too many people are disengaging from the church and finding new ways to spend their time. Church leaders, we want to help you face ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Friday, October 21, 2022 to Sunday, October 23, 2022
Location: Manchester UMC
October 21-22, 2022 Manchester UMC | St. Louis, Missouri Theme: “Woven Together” Walk Justly 2022 is a two-day in-person conference featuring interactive workshops, engaging worship, uplifting music, meaningful prayer experiences and much more. The ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Discipleship Ministries is proud to launch a new webinar series titled “Global Discipleship,” kicking off on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 8:30-10:00 a.m., Central Time via Zoom. Registration is FREE. In this series of webinars, discipleship leaders ...

Southeast District Laity Connection Day

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Save the Date!  October 29! You won't want to miss this event! Registration closes October 26 Join your fellow Southeast District Laity for an In-Person day of learning, fellowship, and fun at Eagle Sky Christian Camp of the Ozarks in Piedmont, ...
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Online Opening Ourselves to Grace: Basic Christian Practices (Advanced Lay Servant Ministry Course)

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

Wednesday, November 2, 2022 to Saturday, November 5, 2022
November 2-5, 2022 - Jurisdictional Conference at Houston First UMC, Texas - More information and registration South Central Jurisdiction Committee on Episcopacy: Arrive on Monday, October 31, 2022 Delegates arrive Tuesday after Noon, November 1, ...

RMC Collab: Abundance in Neighboring

Thursday, November 3, 2022 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Bernie UMC
Come see what is happening in rural Missouri as people engage in mission of all kinds across our state. Join a space where rural leaders are learning, collaborating and celebrating ministry as we respond to God’s gifts in our communities. Our ...
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Soul Connections Retreat: Becoming

Thursday, November 3, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Location: Cross Pointe Camp & Retreat Center
Registration for this event closes on October 3. The Soul Connections fall retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Together we’ll explore how BECOMING is a part of our everyday experience with God as well as a fluid, ...
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South Central Jurisdictional Episcopal Service of Consecration

Saturday, November 5, 2022 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Episcopal Service of Consecration 10:30 a.m. to noon

Festival of Sharing Quilt Auction

Sunday, November 6, 2022 12:00 PM to Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 12:00 PM
Join us for an online quilt auction to raise funds for the Church World Service Blanket Program which helps people rebuild their lives after disasters (cwsblankets.org). Quilt pictures, details and pre-bidding information will be available about a ...
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BOM Full Connection Interviews

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

Virtual MO Explo

Saturday, November 12, 2022 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Registration closes on November 9. 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 ages 16 years ...
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Facing the Future Virtual Conference

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
PRESENTED BY THE UMC GENERAL COMMISSION ON RACE AND RELIGION Be Still as a Spiritual Practice: Online Event for Pastors Serving Cross-Racial, Cross-Cultural, and Multicultural Contexts “Be still, and know that I am God! I am exalted among the ...

Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

UMCLEAD

Sunday, January 22, 2023 to Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Location: Central United Methodist Church
UMCLEAD is excited to announce that registration for the LEAD 2023 Conference in Asheville is now live! LEAD will be held in Asheville, North Carolina, January 22-25, 2023. The host hotel will be Cambria Hotel Downtown Asheville, and our host church ...

Commissioning Interviews

Tuesday, January 24, 2023 to Thursday, January 26, 2023

Invite-Only: Online Mentor Basic Training

Tuesday, February 7, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Each day will have two sessions – 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Invite-Only: Online Mentor Training

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Each day will have two sessions – 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.

Missouri Preaching Academy

Monday, February 20, 2023 to Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Mark your calendars! INTERESTED? More information will be available soon. Click the "Register" button and fill out the form to indicate your interest. We will send more information to you when it becomes available.
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Journey for Justice

Friday, June 23, 2023 to Saturday, June 24, 2023
Join us as we explore Native American and African American experiences in Missouri. More information will be available soon. INTERESTED? Use the "Register" button to indicate your interest, and more information will be sent to you when it becomes ...
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SoulConnections Retreat

Monday, July 31, 2023 to Friday, August 4, 2023
Location: Glen Eyrie Castle
Mark your calendars! INTERESTED? More information will be available soon. Click the "Register" button and fill out the form to indicate your interest. We will send more information to you when it becomes available.
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