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Quick Guide: The Mission-Minded Guide to School-Church Partnerships

An abbreviated guide to The Mission-Minded to Church and School Partnerships by Jake McGlothin

Pathway Out of Poverty Webinar: Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham

Learn to deepen and grow your partnership with your local school, so that together we can raise student reading levels in Missouri. Dr. Nicole Baker Fulgham is a thought leader focused on how churches can support local school districts. Her writing and work provide thought-provoking as well as practical tips to engage with schools in your area.

Conference Priorities Celebration

Conference Priority teams share stories of success, setbacks and plans for 2019 in this hour-long celebration of our progress so far.

Pathway Out of Poverty Webinar: Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hill

Discussion led by Dr. Evelyn Hill, Former President of Kansas City, Kansas School Board. Rev. Dr. Evelyn Hill served on the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education from 2009 to 2017. She values education and believes every child has the right to receive a quality education. Rev. Dr. Hill has served in many volunteer positions over the years, including the Mayor’s Diversity Council and the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council and the Mayor’s Clergy Roundtable.

Partnership Profile

The Partnership Profile identifies key elements for developing school-church partnerships. Each descriptor offers measures to help local churches evaluate and determine the status of each key element in their school-church partnerships. Utilize this tool to gauge where your church is in developing a partnership that is based on relationship and not a transaction of goods.

All Pro Dad

All Pro Dad is on a mission to help you love and lead your family well. Be a hero to your kids.

Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family/school Partnerships

Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from ensuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom.

Census Fact-Finder

Use this government website to find demographic information about schools and students near your church.

Missouri Department of Education Comprehensive Data System

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

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.

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: 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.

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.

Amazing Grace by Jonathan Kozol

Amazing Grace is Jonathan Kozol’s classic book on life and death in the South Bronx—the poorest urban neighborhood of the United States.

AmeriCorps – Education

AmeriCorps and Senior Corps play a vital role in helping communities design and implement results-driven, cost-effective solutions, that support students from cradle-to-career.

Bright Futures

Bright Futures is a grass roots, community-based program that creates partnerships and utilizes community resources for the common goal of helping our kids and strengthening our families and community.

Census Bureau Poverty Data

A map that can be broken down by small geographic areas, such as counties, then searched by year.

Center for Family Policy and Research

A report on the state of poverty, education, and health of Missouri children in 2017.

Christian Community Development Association

A Christian organization dedicated to sharing the journey of seeing Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation in their communities.

Early Warning!: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

A report showing the effects of illiteracy entering fourth grade on high school dropout rates, America’s workforce, and the economy.

EdGap Map of ACT/SAT Scores

This map is a visualization of average high-school SAT and ACT scores, median household income, and other socioeconomic indicators.

Flood Gates by Sue Nilson Kibbey

Flood Gates is a practical “how-to” guide for pastors and church leaders who dream about releasing holy momentum in their current setting.

Free/Reduced Lunch Statistics and Percentages per County

A breakdown of statistics showing the number of children on free or reduced lunch plans in each Missouri county.

Missourians to End Poverty: 2018 Missouri Poverty Report Download

This report is a comprehensive and concise snapshot of poverty in Missouri.

NAACP Quality Education for All: Once School at a Time

A report created by the National Association for The Advancement of Colored People’s Quality Education Task Force promoting an action plan to save America’s public schools through quality education for all children.

Pan-Methodist Campaign for Children in Poverty

The Pan-Methodist Campaign began in 1998 after the bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and United Methodist Church voted to launch a dramatic demonstration of their solidarity in commitment to children in poverty.

Poverty and Education: Finding a Way Forward

In this report, information is provided that deals with issues such as home factors, food security, availability of health insurance and child care, and comparisons are made between poor and non-poor children.

Schooled Out of Poverty

An article written by Debra Viadero about one school’s fight against poverty by improving education.

Slow Kingdom Coming by Kent Annan

Kent Annan shares practices he has learned that will encourage and help you to keep making a difference in the face of the world's challenging issues.

Tattoos on the Heart by Father Gregory Boyle

Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.

The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships by Jake McGlothin

The Mission-Minded Guide to Church and School Partnerships offers practical steps congregations can take to make a difference with the children in their community.

The Wealth of the Poor by Larry M. James

The Wealth of the Poor is a compelling memoir by an urban minister and community development practitioner with more than thirty years of experience in the field.

Touch by Pastor Rudy Rasmus

Touch is the amazing story of Rudy's life and ministry of grace that is changing lives daily.

Toxic Charity by Robert D. Lupton

In Toxic Charity, Lupton urges individuals, churches and organizations to step away from spontaneous, often destructive acts of compassion toward thoughtful paths to community development.

U.S. Department of Education Title 1 Program

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended provides financial assistance to local educational agencies and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards.

Undivided (Movie)

Undivided documents the true story of how a suburban church unites with at-risk Roosevelt High School - once Portland, Oregon’s most outstanding but now failing and slated for closure - to create a beautiful transformation for students, the school and the volunteers serving it.

Attendance Works

Attendance Works is a website that breaks down the importance of school attendance and education to combat poverty.