Encouraging Mental Health
July 23, 2021
This Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church launched a mental health campaign geared toward clergy. Through video testimonials, pastors share their mental health journey and the ways counseling is contributing to their discipleship and leadership in the Church. “We want all of...
Being a Neighbor
July 16, 2021
There are about 50 references to neighbors in the Bible, with all of them either offering strong encouragement for extending love or harsh admonishments for those who don’t. Being a good neighbor is at the heart of what New Awakening UMC is all about. Rev. Cheree Trent Mills was appointed...
Daring to Lead
July 13, 2021
By Amy Thompson, Missouri Conference Lay Leader If you know me well or heard me speak or lead a meeting, you are familiar with my interest in Brené Brown’s work. Her willingness to explore vulnerability, courage and finding our authentic selves is work that resonates with me. Many of us ...
Missouri United Methodist Foundation
Straight Talk About Risk Management
July 19, 2021
This year, your Missouri United Methodist Foundation was pleased to become a member/sponsor of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center. This membership, in turn, gives every UM church in the Missouri Conference an affiliate membership and open, free access to NRMC resources. Recently, we sat...
Planning Worship to Unify the Body
July 23, 2021
By Nikki Lerner Worship music can be one of the most divisive or unifying tools in the church today. It amazes me how many conversations I have had with fellow worship leaders and pastors centering around the subject of music and worship. People have left good churches because of ...