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Open Hearts, Open Books Introductory Webinar

As part of the Pathway Out of Poverty Conference Priority, the Missouri Conference seeks to connect 100,000 students with 100,000 books by December 31, 2020. To accomplish this goal we need your help! During this webinar, members of the Education Task Force will take you on a tour of the new Open Hearts, Open Books website. Here your local church can pledge to give books, view resources for school-church partnerships and more. Watch this webinar to get your questions answered and learn more about this exciting goal!

Give Day Factsheet

The United Methodist Men are hosting Give Day on Oct. 21, 2019 as a way to raise support for their expanding mission. This fact sheet contains information about Give Day, and various ways you can partner with the United Methodist Men.

Give Day Logo

The United Methodist Men are hosting Give Day on Oct. 21, 2019 as a way to raise support for their expanding mission. Download the logo for free here!

Sacred Worth Books

Sacred Worth Books is a resource created by the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society. This tool can filter through hundreds of books by title, author, age range, ethnicity, gender, and topic.

Education and Socioeconomic Status Factsheet

The impact of socioeconomic status on educational outcomes and reducing slow academic skills development, low literacy, chronic stress and increased dropout rates. This factsheet, provided by the American Psychological Association, breaks down the effects of different education attainment levels on society, economic status and overall health. View the factsheet here!  

From Here to There Graphic Novel

“From Here to There” is a 28-page full-color graphic novel that tells the story of John, Naomi and Sam as they try to figure out living a life with purpose. This is a great resource to share with youth and young adults as they consider the ways God might be calling them into service. The digital PDF is available for download. If you would like more information, or access to print copies, contact Jenny Gragg at, from the Center for Leadership Excellence.

Let's Unpack That! Podcast

Let's Unpack That! celebrated what is happening in local churches around the Northwest district. Topics will include collaboration with other churches, small groups, community involvement, VBS, fundraising and other topics. Access the podcast here!

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read Kansas City is a nonprofit program in partnership with the Kansas University Endowment at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a member of the national Reach Out and Read Program. This organization partners Kansas City children with books. For more information, go here to visit the Reach Out and Read website.   

UMCOM Social Media Resources

Need a last-minute image for a Facebook post? Lack the time, tools or know-how to create your own? Browse United Methodist Communications’ collection of free seasonal and thematic graphics here!

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.

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