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Episode 24: Transformational Outreach: Building High Trust Relationships and Shared Leadership with Diane Kenaston and Mary Fox

From a hierarchical system to shared leadership. From helping at a distance to being in proximity with those we seek to serve. Check out this conversation with Rev. Diane Kenaston and Pantry Board Leader, Mary Fox from University UMC in St. Louis where they share how shared leadership and building high-trust relationships has changed the way they do ministry.    

PPR Resources for Pastoral Transition

Annual Conference is just around the corner and so is the season of pastoral transition. While there are resources available for pastors on the move, the Conference offers guidance for churches in transition, too. Use these resources in your local church to help leadership teams and parishioners adapt and change.

Grieving Together Webinar Training

Grief is a tricky topic, but it’s one we don’t have to navigate alone. Offering support is a community effort that can be intentionally fostered. Rev. David and Elaine Howlett offer an introduction to building a supportive community around grief for local church pastors and laity.

Episode 23: Breaking Bonds with Brandon Murphy

Amid a pandemic, the idea of starting a recovery program for people struggling with addiction in Jackson, MO seems crazy but that’s exactly what the leaders at Breaking Bonds Ministry and New McKendree UMC did.    

LEAP 2021 Fruits of the Spirit Small Group Video Series

Use these teachings on the Fruit of the Spirit as a small group study or devotional series.

UPDATED: Local Church Audit Guide

This booklet is given to you as a service of the Committee on Audit and Review of the General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church (GCFA).

THRIVE: Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church with Dr. Doug Powe

Virtually join Dr. Doug Powe as he leads a free workshop centering around two of his books, Not Safe for Church and The Adept Church in conversation with THRIVE's mission to inspire, support and educate Missouri leadership in the Black Church Tradition.   

Episode 22: How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going with Susan Beaumont

Register now through April 3, 2021 for the April 10 Susan Beaumont online laity event, learn more and register here: moumethodist.org/susanbeaumont How do you lead when you are stuck between an ending and a new beginning-when the old way of doing things no longer works but a way forward is not yet clear? Beaumont calls such in-between times liminal seasons-threshold times when the continuity of tradition disintegrates and uncertainty about the future fuels doubt and chaos. In a liminal season it...

Five Quick Tips for Clergy Taxes

Tax Day is quickly approaching. Whether you’re preparing your own taxes using software like TurboTax or are working with a tax preparer, most clergy know that the special rules and exemptions for pastors aren’t always clear. Keep these personal income tax tips in mind when you’re preparing to file your 2020 return.

How Does a Church Become a Supportive Community

To help others through the re-opening of in-person congregational life, it is important to have a basic understanding of what is potentially going to happen when we start gathering face-to-face. Rev. David Howlett and Elain Howlett, creators of The Mourning Center at Christ UMC in Independence, Missouri, offer thought about how to minister with those who are grieving in the attached document.

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