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December 2020

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 ...

Inspire - Online

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 1

Friday, February 19, 2021 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Retreat: Day 2

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

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 ...

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 ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Invite Only- Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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  

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Heartland District Lay Servant Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts (Session 1: Thursday, June 24 6-8pm - Session 2: Saturday, June 26 9am-4pm)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Online via Zoom
This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and will be equipped to lead others in exploring and ...

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, ...

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, ...

Invite Only - Zoom Planting Academy Group Mtg

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 4:00 PM to 8:00 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...

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 ...

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

New Places Grant Deadline

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

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 ...

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 ...

Invite Only - Planting Academy New Room Conf. Nashville

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

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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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
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

INSPIRE Discernment Event

Saturday, January 8, 2022 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Communicating Across Generations Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2022 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
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
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 ...

Run Alpha Online Training

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
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

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

Continuing UMC in Missouri Lay Regional Conversation

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

Heartland dCOM

Monday, April 25, 2022
Invitation Only

New Boy Scouts Agreement for Local Churches Orientation (Zoom Call)

Thursday, June 16, 2022 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM
The UMC BSA Leadership Team announced that a new relationship agreement (formerly called a charter) for United Methodist congregations engaged in scouting. The agreements will be ready by June 30,2022.   To help orient congregational scouting ...

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 ...

Online Training: Coffee Shop Evangelism

Thursday, June 23, 2022 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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 ...

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 ...

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
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 ...

Explore Alpha Virtual Event

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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