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January 2021

Apportionment Deadline

Friday, January 8, 2021
The final date to submit 2020 apportionment payments is January 8, 2021. Any apportionment payment sent after December 31 will need to be sent with guaranteed delivery before 12 p.m. on January 8 (i.e. FedEx/UPS/USPS guaranteed delivery). You should ...

The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

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

Invite Only: Mission Council

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Monday, October 19, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Candidacy Summit

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

Breath of Life Class

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Local Church Stats Module Closes

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

Breath of Life Class

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Online Early Response Team Training

Friday, February 5, 2021
Deadline to register: Jan. 25 Deadline to complete background check: Jan. 27 In order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge, registrants must attend the following sessions and complete a background check by Jan. 27. Once the background check is complete, ...

Wespath: Delivered to You

Monday, February 8, 2021 to Tuesday, February 9, 2021
From the comfort of your home space or the convenience of your workplace — Wespath Benefits and Investments – Delivered to you! All active clergy members of The United Methodist Church — Plan to attend this inaugural online event! For more ...

NW Collaboration Chat

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

Virtual NextGen Gathering

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Join us February 9 for our first NextGen Gathering of 2021! We will be partnering with YouthWorks to share some info on how to plan your own local mission trip or service day with your community partners. This will be a virtual gathering from 12-1:30...

Breath of Life Class

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 3:00 PM

Compassion Fatigue Webinar

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

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...

Virtual Pastor Check-In w/ Bishop Farr

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
FOR MISSOURI LICENSED AND ORDAINED CLERGY and LAITY ASSIGNED TO SERVE. Learn the results of the recent leader check-in survey and touch base about how ministry in Missouri looks 9 months into the pandemic. Tuesday, February 16 @ 1:00 p.m. Registered ...
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Summer Camp Counselor Info Session

Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Join Next Generation Ministries at 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 18, for a virtual gathering where we will discuss how you can travel the state of Missouri and make life-long friends this summer! Our team is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to...

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 ...

Easter Facebook Chat

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

Breath of Life Class

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

LEAP 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021
LEAP 2021 is going to be an event to remember! Gather with us on February 27th, 2021, to dive deeper into the Fruit of the Spirit. “ …the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Breath of Life Class

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

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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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Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Breath of Life Class

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

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

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

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 ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Redistricting Virtual Townhall

Thursday, March 18, 2021 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Learn more about the redistricting proposal for the Missouri Annual Conference that will be subject to a vote of the annual conference session June 12-13, 2021.

Summer Camp Counselor Info Session

Thursday, March 18, 2021 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Join Next Generation Ministries at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 18, for a virtual gathering where we will discuss how you can travel the state of Missouri and make life-long friends this summer! Our team is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to ...

Digital Church Workshop

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

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

NextGen Virtual Gathering: Reimagining In-Person Ministry

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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NW Office Closed

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

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

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

NW Collaborative Chat

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

NW Office Closed

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

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

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

Annual Conference Registration Opens

Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Registration opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 More information at www.moacinfo.com  

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

2021 Virtual PAUMCS Conference

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

NW dCOM Interviews - Invite Only

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

Online Early Response Team Training

Friday, April 23, 2021
Deadline to register: April 12 In order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge, registrants must attend the following sessions and complete a background check. Once the background check is complete, registrants will receive a link to the training and ...

Grieving Together Webinar

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Grief is a tricky topic, but it’s one we don’t have to navigate alone. Offering support is a community effort that can be intentionally fostered. On April 27 join Rev. David and Elaine Howlett for an introduction to building a supportive community ...

Online Run Alpha

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

NW dCOM Interviews

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

MOAC 2021 Budget and Redistricting Proposal Q&A

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Get your questions answered! Join us for a Q-and-A related to the proposed Conference budget and the redistricting proposal.

Invite Only: Cabinet

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 10:00 AM to Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

MOAC Awards

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join us at 7 p.m. on May 19 for a virtual celebration of the 2021 MOAC Award recipients. A link to the live stream will be posted here when it is available. AWARDS Robert and Martha Marble Mission Award Each year the Robert and Martha Marble Mission ...

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. ...

Pre-Conference Briefing

Thursday, May 27, 2021
Join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, via live stream for the Bishop’s Address as well as updates from other partner organizations. Non-internet option available for those with access to phones only. The event will be recorded. View the ...

Mid-State Office Closed

Monday, May 31, 2021

NW Office Closed

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

Closed Clergy Session

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Invite Only: Cabinet

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Boundaries Training

Friday, June 11, 2021 9:15 AM to 3:15 PM
Quadrennial Boundaries training will be held virtually on June 11. This training is required for Missouri Conference clergy. Lay members are encouraged to attend. Clergy under active appointment will be registered automatically for Boundaries ...

Annual Conference 2021

Saturday, June 12, 2021 to Sunday, June 13, 2021
Location: Springfield Expo Center
June 12-13, 2021 | Springfield, Missouri Registration opens at 9 a.m. on March 9, 2021 June 11: Clergy  June 12-13: All More info at www.moacinfo.com  

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 ...

FINAL SUNDAY OF APPOINTIVE YEAR

Sunday, June 27, 2021
See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

MOVE OUT DAY

Monday, June 28, 2021
The move out day will be June 28. The move in day will be June 29. See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

MOVE IN DAY

Tuesday, June 29, 2021
The move out day will be June 28. The move in day will be June 29. See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

FIRST SUNDAY OF APPOINTIVE YEAR

Sunday, July 4, 2021
See page 14 of the Passing the Baton pack for 2021 Move Days for more information.

NW Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

Candidacy Summit

Friday, July 23, 2021 to Sunday, July 25, 2021
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NW Charge Conference Paperwork Training

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW District Fall Ministry Grant Deadline

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

NW District Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW Nominations Committee Training

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Virtual
Title of Class: Public Prayer, Virtual via Zoom Summary of Class: Praying in public can be daunting, but prayer is something one learns. This course on praying in public will help the participant grow in confidence and skill in public prayer and ...

NW District Office Closed

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

District Admin Training

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 to Wednesday, August 18, 2021

NW Mission Council

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

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

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

Developing Digital Faith Communities with Cathy Townley

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

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

NW Office Closed

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

Conference Office Closed for Labor Day

Monday, September 6, 2021

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

Leading in Unchartered Territory with Tod Bolsinger

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

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

NW District Charge Conference Paperwork Deadline

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

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

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

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...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

ShareFest: 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...

ShareFest: Cameron

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

ShareFest: Dexter

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

NW Charge Conference

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

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

NW Charge Conference

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

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

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

NW Charge Conference

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

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

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

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

Thursday, October 28, 2021 to Friday, October 29, 2021
Most leaders assume that navigating the challenges of changing world, and trying to lead wisely and well when there are no best practices, will be the most difficult thing they will face. They are partly right. But according to one well-known ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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THRIVE Event

Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
More information to come.

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 ...
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Conference Office Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend

Thursday, November 25, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

NW Office Closed

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

Conference Office Closed for Christmas Break

Friday, December 24, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021

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

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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 an...

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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 an...

Preaching Academy

Monday, February 21, 2022 to Wednesday, February 23, 2022

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

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
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 an...

RE Flourishing in Ministry: Reclaim

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

Thinking Theologically: The Exploratory Function of Metaphors

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 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

Wednesday, May 4, 2022 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

Wednesday, May 11, 2022 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 ...

MOAC 22 Virtual Pre-Conference Briefing

Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Missouri Annual Conference 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022 to Sunday, June 12, 2022
The 2022 Annual Conference will be June 11-12, 2022. June 10, 2022 will be held as an optional learning day.

General Conference 2022

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

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