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Engaging Your Community with Cultural Sensitivity

As the United States population becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative for churches to develop the awareness and skills needed to interact successfully with people from diverse experiences. Methods that work well with a segment of the community may be irrelevant or inappropriate for other segments of the community. As church leaders seeking to connect with the community, we must be willing to be lifelong learners and willing to implement innovative ways of working with a diverse community. This work begins with understanding how culture operates.

Gaining Momentum in the Changeover Zone: A Process for Good Communication with Pastor and PPRC

This process was created to help ensure that all newly appointed pastors and their PPRC are meeting monthly for at least four months and that they are checking-in on basic topics of the transition process.

Care in Transition with Amy Thompson

Conference Lay Leader and LCSW Amy Thompson offers a presentation on self-care during pastoral transitions.

Family Transition Videos

See the stories of real Missouri Methodist families making pastoral transitions with children of all ages. Share these videos with your family. The videos are available for streaming or download on our Vimeo channel.

Healthy Boundaries Introduction

Rev. Kim Jenne, Director of Connectional Ministries offers an introduction to healthy boundaries.

Healthy Boundaries: Communication Boundaries Extras

Rev. Kim Jenne, Director of Connectional Ministries discusses social media and Safe Gatherings best practices.

Healthy Boundaries: Misconduct and Harassment

Rev. Kim Jenne, Director of Connectional Ministries discusses misconduct and harassment including lay on clergy harassment.

Healthy Communication Boundaries During Transitions

Rev. Kim Jenne, Director of Connectional Ministries discusses healthy communications during pastoral transitions.

Using MissionInsite For Demographics

MissionInsite can help you understand the demographics of your church's community.

Vision and Execution in a New Setting

Rev. Roger Ross shares elements of the Four Disciplines of Execution and the Ministry Action Plan.

Discipleship Coaching

Discipleship coaching offers a model for creating a transformational, multiplying discipleship culture within a ministry context. Through this coaching model you can develop a focused vision for where you’re going and a creative plan for getting there.  

Called Part 1: Knowing Thyself

Whether you are starting a new worship service, launching a multi-site, or starting a whole new ministry, success often rises and falls on the involvement of the laity. In this seminar, Rev. Dr. Ken Nash will teach the best practices for creating and training a healthy launch team of laypersons. You will walk away knowing the pitfalls to avoid and will have the necessary tools to help each person find their place in the new ministry. Part 1 of 3.

Called Part 2: Leading Thyself

Whether you are starting a new worship service, launching a multi-site, or starting a whole new ministry, success often rises and falls on the involvement of the laity. In this seminar, Rev. Dr. Ken Nash will teach the best practices for creating and training a healthy launch team of laypersons. You will walk away knowing the pitfalls to avoid and will have the necessary tools to help each person find their place in the new ministry. Part 2 of 3.

Called Part 3: Leading Others

Whether you are starting a new worship service, launching a multi-site, or starting a whole new ministry, success often rises and falls on the involvement of the laity. In this seminar, Rev. Dr. Ken Nash will teach the best practices for creating and training a healthy launch team of laypersons. You will walk away knowing the pitfalls to avoid and will have the necessary tools to help each person find their place in the new ministry. Part 3 of 3.

Leaving Well Webinars: Pastoral Transitions for Spouses with Elizabeth Cassidy

Elizabeth Cassidy, a psychologist and clergy spouse, offers her insight on strategies for grief and transition during a pastoral change as part of the Leaving Well Webinar series, examining how pastors and churches can best navigate pastoral transition.

Leaving Well Webinars: Pastoral Transitions for the Family with Amy Thompson

Amy Thompson, a licensed clinical social worker and the Missouri Conference Lay Leader, walks through transitions by developmental stages incorporating real stories of MO clergy and their families as part of the Leaving Well Webinar series, examining how pastors and churches can best navigate pastoral transition.

Leaving Well Webinars: Pastoral Transitions for the PPRC

Rev. Nate Berneking, Rev. Bruce Baxter and Conference Lay Leader Amy Thompson share specifics for PPRCs during a pastoral transition as part of the Leaving Well Webinar series, examining how pastors and churches can best navigate pastoral transition.

Leaving Well Webinars: The Change-Over Zone with Rev. Jim Ozier

Rev. Jim Ozier shares how to prepare for pastoral transition as part of the Leaving Well Webinar series, examining how pastors and churches can best navigate pastoral transition.

Discipleship Toolkits

Simple and practical toolkits on the nature of discipleship in whatever format best fits your need – sermon starters, small group leader training, a one-time group study, or a small group study series.