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January 2021

The Hybrid Church: Merging Physical and Digital

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

Breath of Life Class

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

Simplified Structure Refresher Training

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

Breath of Life Class

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

NW Collaboration Chat

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

Breath of Life Class

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

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 ...

Easter Facebook Chat

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

Breath of Life Class

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

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

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

Breath of Life Class

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

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Classes will be held online
The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses to becoming a Certified Lay Speaker or Lay ...

Breath of Life Class

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

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

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

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

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

Digital Church Workshop

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

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

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

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

NW Collaborative Chat

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

NW Office Closed

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

2021 Virtual PAUMCS Conference

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

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

NW dCOM Interviews

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

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

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Zoom
Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those times of conflict as a time of transformation. ...

NW Office Closed

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

NW Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

NW Charge Conference Paperwork Training

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

NW District Fall Ministry Grant Deadline

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

NW District Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

NW Nominations Committee Training

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

NW Lay Servant: Leading Prayer, Online

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

We Gather Together: How Small Groups Bring Connection to the Post-Pandemic Church

Thursday, August 12, 2021 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
After this past year, connecting with our faith communities is more important than ever. But – also because of this last year – our gathering together may look different than ever before.   As leaders prepare and plan for people returning to church, ...

NW District Office Closed

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

The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Thursday, August 19, 2021 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Join Robert P. Jones, author of White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity, as he discusses with author Jennifer Harvey why Christianity’s role in white supremacy cannot be overlooked any longer. As the CEO and Founder of...

NW Mission Council

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

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

NW Office Closed

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

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

ShareFest: Kansas City

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

NW District Charge Conference Paperwork Deadline

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

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

More than Allies: Justice, Faith, and a Place for All in the Struggle for Freedom Webinar

Thursday, September 16, 2021 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Join Rev. Dr. Tex Sample for a live webinar from United Methodist Discipleship Ministries at 7 p.m. on September 16. The webinar will feature Civil Rights leader Bob Zellner, a white civil rights pioneer and layperson whose life inspired the motion ...

NW Lay Servant: Pastoral Care Giving-Online

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

ShareFest: Cameron

Saturday, October 2, 2021
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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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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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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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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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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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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NW Office Closed

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

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