If you think God may be calling you to start something new, getting equipped and discerning your call through the Missouri Planting Academy is a great place to start.

The Planting Academy is designed for persons who want to reach new people in fresh ways. Beginning February 2019, an intentional community will meet together monthly for 10 months to experience a culture of multiplication in an encouraging cohort. Through resources and coaching from highly regarded practitioners, laypersons and pastors alike will explore how to become Christ’s multipliers who create new places for new people.

The Missouri Planting Academy is a leadership training initiative of the Office of Congregational Excellence and is open to all. Questions? Contact Tammy Calcote at tcalcote@moumethodist.org or 573-777-1203.

Registration for the 2020 Planting Academy opens Fall 2019

2019 Curriculum and Opportunities




Discernment Retreat
1-5:30 p.m., January 25
Community UMC (Columbia)
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Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., February 11
Community UMC (Columbia)

Exponential Church Planting Conference
March 5-7
Orlando, Florida

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 18
Conference Office
Hero Maker
by Dave Ferguson

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 8
Conference Office
The Band Meeting by Kevin Watson and Scott Kisker

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 13
Conference Office
by Mike Schreiner and Ken Willard

Becoming a Level Five Multiplying Church
by Todd Wilson, Dave Ferguson and Alan Hirsch

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., August 12
Conference Office

New Room Conference
September 25-27
Franklin, Tennessee
Flood Gates
by Sue Nilson-Kibbey

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., October 14
Community UMC (Columbia)

Group Meeting
10 a.m. to 3 p.m., November 11
Conference Office
by Travis Collins

by The Arbinger Institute