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Human Sexuality 2: 4 Views (Formerly, the Sugar Packet Analogy)

Developed by Rev. Ashley Morgan Kirk, High School Pastor at Church of the Resurrection, Leawood Campus and Elder in the Missouri Conference. A tool to help local church members understand the UMC denominational conversation around human sexuality. These are four predominant views within the UMC. There are many perspectives that fall beyond these basic descriptions, but it may serve as a starting point for local church conversations. There are two file types - one that includes more description around progressive and traditionalist viewpoints. Again, no description is all-encompassing of a theological perspective. This resource is meant to serve as a conversation starter.

The Church + Politics Legal Webinar

This one-hour webinar answers questions about how pastors and churches can legally engage in political speech and activities. Learn more about the Johnson Amendment, legislation that regulates what tax-exempt organizations such as churches can do in the political arena. Plus, a bonus segment on how churches can help reach vulnerable populations in the 2020 Census facilitated by Sidney Owens, Community Engagement Specialist.

Discipleship Coaching

Discipleship coaching offers a model for creating a transformational, multiplying discipleship culture within a ministry context. Through this coaching model you can develop a focused vision for where you’re going and a creative plan for getting there.  

What is Mentoring

Discover what is included in mentoring, including questions to ask yourself as you discern whether you are called to be a mentor and idea starters on initiating a mentoring conversation.  

Passing the Baton Move Pack

A guide for pastors in transition

Benefits Roadshow 2019

In this recorded live stream, Rev. Nate Berneking, Director of Finance & Administration, discusses healthcare and retirement benefits for annual election 2020. Berneking also explains Wespath's upcoming proposal to General Conference 2020. The 2020 proposal will create significant changes to the pension for both full and part-time clergy.

Fair Labor Standards and the Church Webinar

Director of Finance & Administration, Rev. Nate Berneking, discusses changes related to overtime pay requirements. In this hour-long webinar Nate walks churches through the new rules, attempt to clarify who might be exempt and who must be paid overtime, and answer any related questions.

Ten Commandments of Church Law

This Church + The Law primer is presented by Jordan Ault, Missouri Conference Chancellor, on topics such as immigration issues, real estate, employment, tax/UBIT, HIPAA/protecting information, copyright, IP, trusts/estate/planned giving and litigation.

Learn + Lead Webinar: How to Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Church

With the rising popularity of self-awareness tools like the Enneagram and StrengthFinders, emotional health is a hot topic. But what does it mean to be an emotionally healthy church? Drawing on the teaching of Pete Scazzero and his best-selling book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature, Revs. Angie and Curtis Olsen will share how Scazzero’s teaching transformed their church. Revs. Angie and Curtis Olsen pastor Community ...

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!

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