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In this short video (6:36), Rev. Nate Berneking, Director of Finance & Administrative Ministries of the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church, explains the trust clause and the ecclesiastical reasons why it exists.
The series has been designed for preaching and teaching during the season of Lent. Emphasis on self-examination, repentance and reconciliation pair with core Lenten themes. However, the subject matter is flexible enough, and important enough, to be preached throughout the Christian calendar year – excluding Easter, Advent and Christmas.
Bishop Farr shares his thoughts on a series of questions: What to do when 2-3 people are driving disaffiliation conversation? What conversation should churches be having? What about the "slippery slope"? Why be UMC? What about the next bishop?
This post includes resources for prayer, learning, giving and engaging with the topic of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
This block map is a tool to help you know the neighbors who live behind the eight front doors closest to your own. Follow the steps below to discover the power of knowing your neighbor.
Recommended reading as well as useful websites and tools related to community development in rural ministry contexts.
The University of Missouri Office of Extension offers these tools, strategies and resources to empower your community and improve lives across Missouri.
A list of recommended books for leadership development.
This guide was designed to help you plan and host a get-together with a few neighbors. The goal of this gathering is to do something simple and meaningful with a few neighbors who live close to you. This guide will give you four steps, that will help you connect with neighbors, invite them to your gathering and follow up with them once you are done.
Get to know the gifts of your neighbors while making connections and deepening relationships. Have these conversations with those who live next door to you where you live, those who live around your church building and those who are leaders in your community.