Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Sep
7
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • First Christian Church - Savannah (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 1st. Event flyer for more information.

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Webinar - Going Carbon Neutral
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Webinar - Going Carbon Neutral

Join Green Chalice as they hear success stories, receive guidance, and explore the tools available for carbon neutrality through our partners Blessed Tomorrow, Creation Justice Ministries and Interfaith Power and Light.

This Webinar is for any and all church folks, clergy and non-clergy, Disciples and non-Disciples - ALL are welcome and encouraged to participate. Register online.

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I Am for Peace
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

I Am for Peace

  • First Christian Church - California (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

First Christian Church (DOC) in California, MO is honored to be hosting Dr. Clint McCann of Eden Theological Seminary on September 14, 2019, for a seminar entitled, "I am for Peace: Psalms for Justice Seekers and Peacemakers." Dr. McCann is a nationally recognized scholar on the Psalms.

The $25 cost of registration includes the seminar, lunch and a copy of Dr. McCann's book "Great Psalms of the Bible." Registration required. See flyer for more information. Learn more about Dr. McCann. Leadership development grants available for fee reimbursement.

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Persons in Ministry Retreat
Sep
16
to Sep 18

Persons in Ministry Retreat

The theme this year is “The God Who Sings Over Us” and is based on Zephaniah 3:17.

The guest speaker is Valerie Tutson. Valerie will model for Persons in Ministry Retreat participants how to take a common Biblical narrative and transform it into voyage that is refreshing, enthusiastic and intriguing for any context.  Break-out circles will provide opportunity for all to intersect our stories with The Story. 

We look forward to this event with our UCC partners. Learn more on the event brochure.
$150 until August 17. $165 after. Register online. Event schedule.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Sep
21
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • First Christian Church - Troy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 15th. Event flyer for more information.


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Spiritual Retreat for Lay Leadership
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Spiritual Retreat for Lay Leadership

  • Echo Bluffs State Park Lodge (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our hope is to provide the setting and activities for intimacy with Jesus and to help you find balance in your everyday life. We believe healthy ministries are led by healthy leaders who have learned to follow the Jesus model of balancing work, worship, rest, and play.

$165 includes lodging Friday & Saturday nights, three meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday.

See flyer for more information. Leadership Development grants will be available.

Space limited to 41 participants. Registrations due by September 1. Register online or contact the East Office at smoore@eden.edu or (314) 918-2515.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Oct
5
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 23rd. See the event flyer for more information.

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Stories of our Civil Rights Pilgrimage
Oct
6
12:30 PM12:30

Stories of our Civil Rights Pilgrimage

On August 8-13, twenty-three Mid-Americans embarked on a trip that would change their perspectives forever. Visiting civil rights landmarks in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, the group learned much about the people and events that have brought us to here and now.

All are welcome to come listen to their stories and hear how this experience has affected their lives and inspired them to continue the work. Learn more about the trip as told by Regional Minister Paul Koch here>

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Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training
Oct
12
9:00 AM09:00

Anti-Racism/Pro-Reconciliation Training

This training event offers both the introductory level session and the next-level session for those who have attended the basic training before.

In the entry level Anti-racism training attendees will learn to:

  • Name and understand key terms/concepts related to racism

  • Describe current and historic examples of institutional racism, white privilege, civil and human rights in the U.S.

  • Explore and articulate biblical foundations for justice ministry

  • Engage in informed dialogue about current issues of racism and work toward reconciliation in the U.S. and in local communities

  • Begin to develop personal and community-based “Next Steps” to address systemic racism in participants’ own communities.

The second level assumes understanding of all the introductory material and focuses on community organizing toward racial justice.

The fee is $50 for either track, which includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Plan to arrive and check in by 8:45am so training can begin promptly at 9:00.
Check-in opens at 8:15am.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Mid-America's Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry added to its continuing education policy the requirement of an approved Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism training course every three years. This policy change is to underscore the Region's commitment tot he identity of the Disciples as a movement for wholeness in a fragmented world.

Register Online

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

Learn more about Mid-America Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism.
Learn more about Disciples Reconciliation Ministry.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Oct
12
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • First Christian Church - California (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by September 30th. See the event flyer for more information.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
Oct
19
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by October 6th. See the event flyer for more information.

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Men Transforming Men: What Does Healthy Masculinity Look Like?
Oct
24
to Oct 27

Men Transforming Men: What Does Healthy Masculinity Look Like?

  • Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Mid-America Men for Soularize 2019 as we reflect upon what it means to be “Men Transforming Men” for a healthy masculinity. Let’s stand shoulder-to-shoulder with men across the world as we consider what makes a man healthy and whole. What challenges do men face today? What are the obstacles we encounter in developing a deeply integrated and healthy masculine identity? Where can we get support? How do men’s rites of passage and initiation rites, today and historically, help create men capable of living their lives with purpose and meaning, doing their soul work, and contributing to a world that deeply needs men to show up as generative learners and elders? We will be sharing wisdom, commitments, and practices that men have found powerful in living fulfilled lives as spiritually healthy men. Richard Rohr and Missouri's own Belden Lane will be presenters.

Registrations and room reservations at Tamaya Hilton Resort on Santa Ana Pueblo sacred land fill up quickly. Contact Paul Koch immediately if you might be interested. Learn more>

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Boundary Training
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • Second Christian Church - Jefferson City (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are created in and for relationships.  Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries.  This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media.  The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

Our instructor is Rev. Donna Rose-Heim. She is an ordained Disciple minister and has served both in congregations and on regional staffs. She has been an installed pastor and has served as a transitional interim in several settings. She now serves as a consultant, speaker, trainer and writer. She serves as lead instructor for the Mid-America Region in providing Boundary Training for clergy. She was trained by Dr. Marie Fortune and Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of the Faith Trust Institute. She is author of “Dream Walking”, which she published in 2007, and “Dream Walking for Kids” published in 2011. She has led numerous retreats about the spiritual life.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Disciples Women Birthday Celebration
Nov
2
9:30 AM09:30

Disciples Women Birthday Celebration

  • Second Christian Church - New London (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the women of Second Christian Church, New London in celebrating the 145th birthday of Disciples Women!

Rev. Dr. Pat Donahoo, DW Executive Director will be the guest speaker.
Rev. Katrina Palan, Regional Minister will be our special guest.

$10 includes lunch and materials. See flyer for more information. Registration due by October 1.

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The Gathering - A Retreat for Clergy
Sep
8
to Sep 10

The Gathering - A Retreat for Clergy

  • InterContinental Hotel - New Orleans (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of its expansion of Ministerial Relief and Assistance and in renewing its commitment to walk with clergy throughout all stages of ministry, Pension Fund of the Christian Church has announced The GatheringA Retreat for Clergy. The Gathering is a biennial conference promoting the mental, spiritual, and financial wellness of Disciples clergy. Learn more>

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Regional Assembly
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Regional Assembly

  • Lake Ozark Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Details will be posted as they become available, but mark your calendars now for this biennial event!

We look forward to gathering for worship, fellowship, and education. The business session will include votes on the board of directors and the budget for the next two years.

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General Assembly
Jul
20
to Jul 24

General Assembly

This is our biennial national gathering. Find all the information on the Assembly website.

Learn about MissionFest! Read the Covenant Journal from the last General Board meeting.

If you are serving as a delegate, you may apply for reimbursement of a portion of your registration fee through our Rickman Legacy Leadership Development Fund. Find more information and the application form here.

Note for clergy: Both boundary training and pro-reconciliation/anti-racism training, which are required of active clergy every three years, are available among the Assembly’s education session options.

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Boundary Training
Jul
10
9:00 AM09:00

Boundary Training

  • Central Christian Church - Springfield (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a second level “Boundaries & Beyond” course, requiring previous participation in a first level boundary training course. It will cover topics such as boundaries & internet, social media, self-care, and privilege & responsibility.

Our instructor is Rev. Katrina Palan.

Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in a boundary training session every three years. The $55 registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.

Register online now

Mail-in registration form: Word format - pdf format

The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.

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Association of Disciple Musicians Conference
Jul
7
to Jul 12

Association of Disciple Musicians Conference

  • Webster Groves Christian Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are so excited that this wonderful annual conference will take place here in Mid-America this year! The event will feature distinguished Disciples, Dr. Ron Allen & Linda McKiernan-Allen as Worship Clinicians and Andra Moran as Emerging Worship Clinician.

Join us at Webster Groves CC in St. Louis. Find all the information and register here.

Leadership Development grants are available for this event. Event brochure. Concert flyer.

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Southwest Disciples Women Enrichment Conference
Jun
24
9:30 AM09:30

Southwest Disciples Women Enrichment Conference

The Southwest Disciples Women's Enrichment Conference is celebrating the 145th Birthday Anniversary of Disciples Women's Ministries. Rev. Karen Yount from Raymore, MO (Kansas City) is the Keynote speaker. Rev. Katrina Palan did a great job kicking off the birthday celebration at the President's Luncheon at South Joplin Christian Church in April. Karen will continue the history of Disciples Women, including present day and comments regarding our future.

$10 fee. All are welcome. Please contact the West Office at ccmasw@sbcglobal.net or (417) 865-0850 to reserve your spot by June 21.

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Men's Rites of Passage 2019
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Men's Rites of Passage 2019

The retreat is a five-day / four night, deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes participating in group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a “home group.”

Contact Regional Minister Paul Koch for more information.
See flyer * Visit MN Men’s website

Leadership Development grants are available for this event.

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 39 Hacks to Prevent Ministry Burnout
May
22
2:00 PM14:00

39 Hacks to Prevent Ministry Burnout

Join in this free webinar and:

  • Learn to lead from within and find ongoing renewal for a compassion-filled life

  • Discover ways you can combat burnout for your church staff

  • Discuss how church members can help their pastor and leaders avoid it

  • Recognize your own triggers to avert looming burnout around the corner

Learn more and register here.

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Cane Ridge Re-Vital
May
18
10:30 AM10:30

Cane Ridge Re-Vital

  • United Christian Presbyterian Church - Richmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Spirit of the Living God is awakening churches to new possibilities and granting new visions and dreams! The Regional Minister Team is providing a format and focus to bring us together more tightly and connect us with a very specific direction. Our "Cane Ridge Re-Vital" events will be Christ-centered and Spirit-infused to help us move beyond 'business as usual' to a renewed conviction of being disciples of Christ. We invite all congregational leaders to attend one of these eight gatherings being held across the Region over the next twelve months.

RSVP at (660) 415-1000 by May 5th. Event flyer for more information.

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Aging: Growing in Faith and Wisdom
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Aging: Growing in Faith and Wisdom

Join us and invite your friends for this lively discussion and thoughtful dialogue. Learn new pathways to making decisions and acting upon them in the midst of change. Explore how courage and faith intermingle.

This is a free workshop thanks to a National Benevolent Association grant, congregational support, and our Leadership Development program funded by the Rickman Legacy Fund. The session will be led by family counselor and gerontologist Jan Aerie as part of our Ministries With and For Older Adults series.

Invitation * Register here

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