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!
Sacred Worth Books is a resource created by the United Methodist Church's General Board of Church and Society. This tool can filter through hundreds of books by title, author, age range, ethnicity, gender, and topic.
The impact of socioeconomic status on educational outcomes and reducing slow academic skills development, low literacy, chronic stress and increased dropout rates. This factsheet, provided by the American Psychological Association, breaks down the effects of different education attainment levels on society, economic status and overall health. View the factsheet here!
Watch this guided tour of how to utilize the partnership profile tool in your church-school partnership. The purpose of the profile is to assist church leaders in establishing deep, meaningful, ongoing partnerships with local schools. These partnerships go beyond providing supplies and resources by developing interpersonal relationships between church members and students, especially those with poor literacy skills.
One + One Partnership Handbook is a tool created by the North Texas Annual Conference that assists churches in building one on one relationships with children and families through local schools. The Partnership Handbook provides valuable information about how to start a partnership, engage volunteers and measure success. It also offers information regarding the dos and don’ts of forming a partnership.
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.