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November 2020

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Invite Only: Planting Academy Online

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

The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

Monday, January 11, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:15 PM (CST)
There was a time when the church focused solely on physical ministry. Then COVID-19 happened, and for months now, the church has put all its energy into digital, learning what it could as fast as it could about how to do church online. But how can ...

Inspire - Online

Saturday, January 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

New Places Grant Deadline

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

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 1

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CST)

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 2

Saturday, February 20, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (CST)

The Caring Congregation

Friday, February 26, 2021 10:00 AM to Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (CST)
Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, your digital worship coach, for a two-part workshop ...

Leading in Unchartered Territory with Tod Bolsinger

Thursday, September 9, 2021 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Location: Community UMC
For the better part of a generation, the church has faced a rapidly changing world, one that has pushed the church out of the center of the culture to the margins. Then COVID-19 happened, and the disruption to church as we knew it accelerated. Join ...

New Places Grant Deadline

Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Learn more and get started at https://www.moumethodist.org/new-places-grants-fall.

Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

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

ShareFest: Dexter

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

Invite Only - Planting Academy Exponential - Orlando

Monday, October 18, 2021 to Thursday, October 21, 2021

Associate Certified Coach Training

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

Walk Justly Conference

Friday, October 22, 2021 to Sunday, October 24, 2021
Location: Manchester UMC
Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk Justly Conference is a NEW annual gathering of ...
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Leading Through Sabotage and Resistance with Tod Bolsinger Virtual Event

Thursday, October 28, 2021 10:00 AM to Friday, October 29, 2021 at 1:00 PM (CST)
Most leaders assume that navigating the challenges of a changing world, while trying to lead wisely and well, will be the most difficult thing they face. Yet, oftentimes the most important obstacle isn’t the one faced outside the church: It’s the ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)

INSPIRE Discernment Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Missouri Conference Office
Have you ever dreamed of starting something new that will reach new people? God is doing new things throughout the world and in the most unlikely places. New faith communities can take a variety of forms like a small group, recovery ministry, or a ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Caring Congregation Spring National Webinar

Friday, February 25, 2022 9:00 AM to Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM (CST)
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 ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Communicating Across Generations Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Location: Camdenton UMC
This event has been cancelled. Have you ever been curious, or perhaps frustrated, about how someone younger or older than you communicates? Do you wonder what influences them and how you can improve your connection? Communicating Across Generations ...

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

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

Run Alpha Online Training

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM (CST)
Registration closes on March 31, 2022 You may have heard by now about the remarkable impact Alpha has been making in the lives of believers and unbelievers alike but are you wondering what exactly Alpha is all about? We’re glad you asked! But first, ...

Continuing UMC in Missouri Clergy Regional Conversation

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
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 ...

Online Training: Coffee Shop Evangelism

Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CST)
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 10am – 3pm Hosts: Church of the Resurrection’s ShareChurch Ministry As we emerge from a global pandemic, the art of reaching new people has become more critical than ever before. For nearly two years, people have been ...

Inaugural Gathering of the Southeast District

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 10:00 AM (CST)
Location: Memorial UMC
Lunch included. RSVP required. More information to come.

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
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 ...

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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Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
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 ...

Helping Clergy Plan Ahead: Retirement and Preparing a Will

Thursday, September 1, 2022 4:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CST)
Location: Centenary UMC
Join other clergy and their spouses for a time of learning, sharing a meal and planning your future. MUMF and C2FM staff will be in a different district every day to provide education on: Saving Grace Classes, Funding Retirement, Putting Your House ...
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Explore Alpha Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (CST)
Registration closes on September 20, 2022. Explore Alpha and understand how it can work as an effective tool to reach your community, no matter where they’re at on their faith journey. Alpha, a series of group sessions exploring the basics of the ...

Old McKendree Day

Sunday, September 25, 2022 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST)
Location: Old McKendree Chapel
Old McKendree Chapel Annual Service Sunday, September 25 Join us at Old McKendree Chapel's 85th Annual Service on Sunday, September 25 at 2 p.m. On September 14, 1819, two years before Missouri achieved statehood, Methodists first held services in ...

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, September 28, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
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 (CST)
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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New Places Grant Deadline

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Starting a new place for new people? There's a grant for that. Apply for a New Places Grant from now until October 1. Grants are available for the several types of new places for new people: Small Group Missional Community Recovery Ministry New ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Global Discipleship: Discovering Contextual Discipleship Practices Around the World

Wednesday, October 26, 2022 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM (CST)
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 ...

Webinar: An Effective Approach to Cooperative Parishes: A Congregational Guide

Thursday, October 27, 2022 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (CST)
Is there a reliable model for cooperation among local churches that can unleash the power of a mission-focused faith? This webinar with Kay Kotan and Jason C. Stanley will help laity and clergy understand the what, why, and how of cooperative parish ...

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

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

New Places Grant Deadline

Sunday, October 1, 2023
Starting a new place for new people? There's a grant for that. Apply for a New Places Grant from now until October 1. Grants are available for the several types of new places for new people: Small Group Missional Community Recovery Ministry New ...

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