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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.

Local Church Board of Trustees Presentation

Learn more about the duties of the Board of Trustees in the local church with Director of Finance & Administration Nate Berneking's presentation.

Local Church Finance Committee Just Finance Presentation

Learn more about the duties of the Finance Committee in the local church with Director of Finance & Administration Nate Berneking's Just Finance slides.

Missouri Department of Education Comprehensive Data System

Use this state database to learn more information about the schools near you and your church.

Morning Star Discipleship Pathway

This graphic shows Morning Star's broad overview of the discipleship process.

Navigating Clergy Forms, Addenda and Compensation Webinar

Director of Finance & Administration, Rev. Nate Berneking, discusses clergy compensation forms while also clarifying the interplay of secular law with United Methodist policy and practice and addresses the role played by the local church in budgeting for clergy compensation and correct withholding from a pastor’s paychecks.

Our Kids Florida

Our Kids Florida is a website created by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church to link churches conference-wide to help them build or expand church and school partnerships.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis

A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility.

Professional Boundaries "At Risk" Inventory

Do you wonder how close you are to blundering over professional boundaries in ministry and possibly harming someone? This inventory may tell you.

Reimbursement for Moving Expenses Video

Any pastor who moves will now be required to pay federal and state taxes on reimbursements they receive for those. Churches are required to report them on the pastor’s W-2. And, all of this affects a pastor’s pension. This video summarizes the changes and requirements to the tax code affecting reimbursements for moving expenses.

Sample Boundaries Training for Local Churches

A complete presentation on "Maintaining Integrity & Boundaries in Ministry" for conducting boundaries training in the local church. Great for use with church staff and leaders and the greater congregation.

Sexual Ethics Policy of the Missouri Annual Conference

The sexual ethics policy for clergy in the Missouri Annual Conference.

Standards and Guidelines for Church Parsonages

These standards are intended to provide for housing that meets safety, codes, good building practices and comparable community living standards in church parsonages.

STEP Spiritual Gifts Survey

A spiritual gifts survey with questions and definitions of each gift, courtesy of Good Shepherd UMC.

The Gathering CoreGroups Overview

This document explains vision and goals for discipleship and identifies the current programming that meets The Gathering's discipleship pathway goals.

The Gathering Discipleship Process

This document explains vision and goals for discipleship and identifies the current programming that meets The Gathering's discipleship pathway goals.

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.

#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.

Learn + Lead Webinar: Innovative Mission

Rev. Luke Edwards leads our conversation on why and how to innovate mission through Fresh Expressions of the Church.

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).

Learn + Lead Webinar: Breakthrough Prayer

Revs. Sue Nilson Kibbey and Jason Wellman from the West Ohio Conference lead a discussion on breakthrough prayer and its impact.

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.

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