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The Journey: Personal Spiritual Assessment

This tool is useful to any and all Christians seeking to examine their spiritual health and areas of potential growth. Use these 15 questions to assess where you are at honestly and prayerfully.

The Prevalence of Clergy Sexual Misconduct with Adults: A Research Study Executive Summary

Results of a national survey on the prevalence of clergy sexual misconduct.

The Way of Integrity

The Way of Integrity is a small group curriculum about living in right relationship with self, others, and God.

UMC Discipleship Ministries

"An agency of The United Methodist Church, Discipleship Ministries helps local church, district, and conference leaders fulfill the shared dream of making world-changing disciples." Children's, youth, and adult materials are available, along with resources for worship, discipleship, stewardship, and evangelism. Webinar training sessions are provided through the World Service Fund. Most webinars are recorded and available in the webinar archive for those who cannot attend the live event.

UMC Ministry in Children

This site contains a blog and a variety of other resources to equip those engaged in ministry with children.

W2's and Local Church Taxes Webinar

Director of Finance & Administration, Rev. Nate Berneking, discusses W-2 completion and employer tax reporting for local churches

What Every Child Should Experience

What Every Child Should Experience in United Methodist Congregations is a resource developed by Melanie C. Gordon through Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church to assist leaders and teachers of children in United Methodist Congregations in the area of faith formation. You will find this guide useful in choosing and studying scripture, selecting and writing curriculum, offering parents and guardians useful developmental information, and addressing issues facing today’s children.

What is Discipleship?

Many problems in the church today can be understood when we realize that so many church members have not yet decided to follow Christ. The discipleship path is a journey that results from every Christian’s answer to the call, “Follow me.” Use this guide with your small group to consider what discipleship means.

Year-End Stats Webinar

Director of Finance and Administration Nate Berneking discusses the 2017-2020 year-end stats tables and answers questions about the reporting process in this webinar.

#MeToo Toolkit

A #MeToo Toolkit to engage with the #MeToo movement with ideas for the pulpit, liturgies to small group discussions.

Clergy Tax Webinar

Director of Finance and Administration Nate Berneking covers common clergy tax questions in this one-hour webinar.

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? This episode of Pastoring in Partisan Times seeks to answer that question in discussion with Rev. Juan Carlos Huertas.

Vital Conversations 4: Race, Culture, The Church, And Human Sexuality

Vital Conversations 4: Race, Culture, The Church, And Human Sexuality is a video study course for small groups in congregations, campus ministries, and local and regional church leadership teams.

Action Plan Kick-Off Videos

On September 8, 2018, we held our Action Plan Kick-Off. The day included a brief overview of the Bishop’s vision and then a deeper dive into each of the three priorities. Our presentations were filled with practical “how-tos” for your local church to engage more deeply in any and all of the three priorities.

Action Plan Kick-Off: Missional Leaders

On September 8, 2018, we held our Action Plan Kick-Off. The day included a brief overview of the Bishop’s vision and then a deeper dive into each of the three priorities. Our presentations were filled with practical “how-tos” for your local church to engage more deeply in any and all of the three priorities.

Action Plan Kick-Off: New Places for New People

On September 8, 2018, we held our Action Plan Kick-Off. The day included a brief overview of the Bishop’s vision and then a deeper dive into each of the three priorities. Our presentations were filled with practical “how-tos” for your local church to engage more deeply in any and all of the three priorities.

Action Plan Kick-Off: Pathway Out of Poverty

On September 8, 2018, we held our Action Plan Kick-Off. The day included a brief overview of the Bishop’s vision and then a deeper dive into each of the three priorities. Our presentations were filled with practical “how-tos” for your local church to engage more deeply in any and all of the three priorities.

Pathway Out of Poverty Webinar: Rev. Jose Nieves

Discussion with Rev. Jose Nieves from the Florida Annual Conference. Rev. José Nieves has been working in school partnerships for over 12 years. He currently serves in the Florida Conference’s Our Kids Initiative, seeking to connect every church in the conference with a local school. Rev. José Nieves is the Senior Pastor at First UMC of Kissimmee, Florida.

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? This episode of Pastoring in Partisan Times seeks to answer that question in discussion with Rev. Dr. Tex Sample.

5+ Cups of Coffee Small Group Study

5+ Cups of Coffee Small Group Study Courtesy of Jennifer Chirillo from Community UMC (Columbia). Week by week facilitator guide to walk deeply through the 5 cups of coffee questions with a small group. Works great for a brand new group or a group that has been meeting for a long time together. View the small group study

Pastoring in Partisan Times Reflection with Revs. Fred Leist and Dale Stone

Join retired District Superintendent Dale Stone and Rev. Fred Leist, pastor of Missouri UMC in a Facebook Live conversation about pastoring in partisan times as they answered audience questions and reflected on the webinar series.

Overview of Proposals for General Conference 2019

At a glance comparison of the three plans submitted to the Special Session of General Conference by the Council of Bishops: Traditionalist, One Church and Connectional Conference plans.

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Rev. Dr. David Gushee

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? Rev. Dr. David Gushee, offers his insights. Gushee is a distinguished university professor of Christian ethics and director of the Center for Theology & Public Life at Mercer University.

Passing the Baton Move Pack

A guide for pastors in transition

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Rev. Adam Hamilton

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? Rev. Adam Hamilton, lead pastor at Church of the Resurrection, offers his insights.

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis offers her insights. Gunning Francis is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, and Associate Professor of Christian Education and Practical Theology, Christian Theological Seminary.

Pastoring in Partisan Times with Mike McCurry

How do you pastor purple in red and blue churches? Lay person Mike McCurry offers his insights. McCurry is the director for the Center for Public Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary and former White House Press Secretary (1995–1998).

Pathway Out of Poverty Webinar: Jake McGlothin

Discussion with Jake McGlothin, author of The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships. Jake McGlothin is the Director of Serve Ministries at Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia. At Floris, he is responsible for all community service programs and mission work, including the church’s work with Hutchison Elementary School.

Boundaries with Brené Brown by The Work of the People

Brené Brown on empathy, compassion and boundaries. Video produced by The Work of the People (theworkofthepeople.com/boundaries).

Caring Enough to Confront: How to Understand and Express Your Deepest Feelings Toward Others by David Augsburger

A classic in Christian peacemaking that teaches the reader how to build trust, cope with blame and prejudice, and be honest about anger and frustration. Augsburger offers a biblically based model for dealing with conflict to teach Christians how to confront with compassion and resolve issues in a healthy and healing way.

Courageous Conversation about the Way Forward

Suggested outline for how to plan and conduct a Courageous Conversation about the Way Forward report including four sessions with PowerPoint presentation templates. The resources also include links to support materials and videos produced by the Way Forward Commission and Council of Bishops.

Faith and Race

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help churches of all colors host constructive dialogue about faith, race, and the church. Every episode has a specific focus to help us intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race, and justice. The audio recordings will bring diverse insights and experiences into churches, homes, and hearts across Missouri and beyond.

Healthy Churches, Faithful Pastors: Covenant Expectations for Thriving Together by David Keck

Presents fifty expectation statements examples of what pastors and congregations can expect of one another; a vital resource to anyone who seeks to initiate a discussion of expectations in their own church.

Healthy Disclosure: Solving Communication Quandaries in Congregations by Kibbie Simmons Ruth (Author), Karen A. McClintock

The authors discuss the ways knowledge is shared in a congregation that can build up or break down community. Unfortunately, congregations can easily fall into patterns of communication that lead to disastrous interpersonal and organizational outcomes. Even in times of crisis, however, congregations can learn and practice new skills and healthy communication management

Rising Strong by Brené Brown

This book details Brown's pioneering work that uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.

Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by David Olsen and Nancy G. Devor

An essential guide for pastors seeking to avoid the dual pitfalls of entanglement in congregational drama and burnout. It provides pastors concrete guidance on how to draw boundaries that facilitate community engagement while still maintaining the crucial distance that fosters enduring leadership.

Sex in the Parish by Karen Lebacqz and Ronald Barton

Examines the gift of sexuality in relation to the parish and the dynamics of sexual desire and temptation.

Wholeness After Betrayal: Restoring Trust in the Wake of Sexual Misconduct by Robin Hammeal-Urban

Offers an understanding of the brokenness and divisions created following sexual misconduct in a congregation. This specialized instruction is tested and proven, having been used effectively many times in a variety of congregational settings. It holds tremendous value for institutional healing, both immediately following misconduct or even decades later.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Creating a MAP with Rev. Nathan Stanton

Rev. Nathan Stanton, Director of Congregational Excellence for the Great Plains Annual Conference, shares how and why to create a Ministry Action Plan for breakthrough in your ministry.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Get Connected with Rev. Andrew Moyer and Lauren Miers

Rev. Andrew Moyer, The Light (Joplin), and Lauren Miers, Missouri Conference Communication Specialist, share ways to get your church connected using social media and web strategies.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Maximizing the Holidays with Matt Miofsky

The Gathering's Rev. Matt Miofsky gives us strategies and tips for effective outreach and generosity during the Advent and Christmas holiday seasons.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Maximizing the New Year with Roger Ross

Director of Congregational Excellence Rev. Roger Ross discusses planning worship, outreach, stewardship and discipleship for a breakthrough 2018.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Mission Possible with Tom Bandy

Tom Bandy from MissionInsite shows us how demographic and lifestyle insights can help us plan for church growth and mission impact.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Narrative Budgeting with Revs. Monica Jefferson and Tracey Wolff

Rev. Monica Jefferson, St. Andrew UMC (Florissant), and Rev. Tracey Wolff, pastor at North Hills UMC in St. Louis, lead our conversation on stewardship best practices, tips, and tools that they're using at St. Andrew and North Hills individually and as a cooperative parish.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Put a Bow on It with Jeremy Vickers

Rev. Jeremy Vickers, Grace UMC (Lee's Summit), gives guidance on end of year wrap up, key questions for reflection, goal setting, self-care as we end 2017.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Social Entrepreneurship with Revs. Dave Warner and Brad Aycock

Revs. Brad Aycock and Dave Warner from the West Ohio Annual Conference share why and how to change the world through social entrepreneurship.

Boundary Training for PPRCs

This series is designed as three 45-60 minute training sessions or they can be combined for a 3-hour training session for church leaders. Based on the book, Saying No to Say Yes: Everyday Boundaries and Pastoral Excellence by David Olsen and Nancy G. Devor, it is great for use with lay leadership and paid and unpaid church staff.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Avoiding the Summer Slump with Bob Crossman and Jimmy Cooper

Bob Crossman from Path1 Ministries and Jimmy Cooper from Horizons share about growing in worship, giving and small groups during the summer.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Fall Forward with Revs. Scott Hughes and Charity Goodwin

Revs. Scott Hughes, UMC Discipleship Ministries, and Charity Goodwin, Missouri UMC (Columbia), share ways discipleship planning, leadership development and small groups can lead to an exciting fall season.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Money Matters with Dustin Cooper and Daniel Taylor

A conversation with Revs. Dustin Cooper and Daniel Taylor focused on stewardship, types of givers, donor development and social entrepreneurship.

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