NEOLA CYF Camp
Jun
4
Jun 9

NEOLA CYF Camp

  • Camp Jo-Ota

This camp is for youth completing grade 9, 10, 11, or 12. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $320 if registered by May 1, $345 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

NBA Celebrates 130 Years of Ministry!
Jun
10
2:00 pm14:00

NBA Celebrates 130 Years of Ministry!

  • NBA offices @ UACC in STL

NBA will host a late afternoon reception and program in celebration of 130 years of health and social service ministry with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)!

With Dr. Norma Ellington-Twitty, former NBA VP of Program Planning and Evaluation, as the emcee, we will gather with a special group of storytellers who will help us to honor and celebrate this 130th anniversary year. We hope you'll join us!  Learn more & RSVP>

Intergenerational Camp
Jun
15
Jun 18

Intergenerational Camp

  • Camp MoVal

This camp is for all ages! Campers having completed grade 3 or older will stay in cabins with counselors. Younger campers need to be accompanied by a parent/grandparent. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $190 if registered by May 1, $210 after May 1. If 3 or more in the family are registering - $160 each.

Register online  ***   Learn about our other summer programs

Men's Rites of Passage Retreat
Jun
21
Jun 25

Men's Rites of Passage Retreat

  • Audubon Center of the North Woods

This program comes highly recommended by our Regional Minister Paul Koch who participated in the event last year.

Mid-America Disciples Men are organizing transportation and conducting fundraisers to ensure that any men who would like to attend are able. 

Due to successful fundraising and donations, transportation to and from Minnesota will be at little or no cost to participants.  We will rent a 14-passenger van and travel from St. Louis to Kansas City along I-70 and up I-35 heading north and will be happy to pick up men along the way.  Please notify Paul Koch at 636.221.7065 or paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net of your interest.  Van reservations will be on a first call basis.

Find more information here and/or contact Paul if you are interested.

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Training
Jun
23
Jun 24

Children Worship & Wonder Story Teller Training

  • First Christian Church - Edwardsville, IL

Children Worship & Wonder creates a community of intergenerational fellowship where both the children’s and adult’s minds, bodies, and spirits, are nurtured and cared for as they worship together.

Training will include the theological rationale behind Children Worship & Wonder and develop a basic understanding of the approach. The story telling and other components of the worship service will be demonstrated.

Participants will receive help in developing their own story telling skills and have opportunities to practice telling stories and leading other parts of the children’s service of worship. They will learn ways to involve other adults in children’s worship and receive help in setting-up a children’s worship center for their church.

$120 until June 9, $150 after. Register online.

NEOLA Try-It Camp
Jul
14
Jul 16

NEOLA Try-It Camp

  • Covenant Point Camp & Retreat Center

This camp is for children from 4 years to completing grade 2, and an accompanying parent/grandparent. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $180 if registered by May 1, $205 after May 1. This price is for one adult and one child. Additional adult $70, additional child $55.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

NEOLA Chi Rho Camp
Jul
16
Jul 21

NEOLA Chi Rho Camp

  • Covenant Point Camp & Conference Center

This camp is for youth completing grade 6 or 7. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and definite start/end times, after registration. $320 if registered by May 1, $345 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs

Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Jul
16
Jul 21

Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

  • William Jewel College

Five-Day Academies for Spiritual Formation (ministry of The Upper Room) are offered all around the world, but rarely, if ever at this low price. And, NEVER before have they been in Kansas City. Finally, it is super rare to find a 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation during the summer when teachers and college/grad school folks could actually attend.

This Summer, its happening at William Jewel College. An ecumenical group who've completed 2 Year Academies have been planning, and St. Paul's School of Theology is co-sponsoring.

Early registration (by May 31) $350     Standard registration (after May 31) $395
Find all the information here.

Jul
16
Jul 20

Christian Adventure Canoe Camp

  • Shannondale

This camp is for youth completing grade 6-12. Campers will receive specific information from the director, including packing list and drop-off/pick-up procedures, after registration. $200 if registered by May 1, $225 after May 1.

Register online   ***   Learn about our other summer programs.

 

Faith Adventures Camp
Jul
24
Jul 28

Faith Adventures Camp

  • Camp Hebron

This camp is for all ages of children and youth. 

CYF - grades 9-12
Chi Rho - grades 6-8
JYF - grades 3-5
Try-It - grades K-2 (with an accompanying adult) July 27-28 only

$180 if registered by June 30, $200 after June 30.
Try-It $90 by June 30, $100 after June 30. Additional child $50.
Register online   ***   Learn more about our other programs.
Visit the Faith Adventures website.

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
Aug
19
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • Webster Groves Christian Church - St. Louis

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by August 12.

The fee for the session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note that the training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
Sep
9
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • First Christian Church - Chillicothe

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by September 2.

The fee for the session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note:
The training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.
This session was originally scheduled to take place at FCC in Cameron but was changed 5/3.

Boundary Training
Sep
16
9:00 am09:00

Boundary Training

  • First Christian Church - Sedalia

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a boundary training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 20 participants registered by September 9.

The fee for this session is $55, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Regional Gathering - Clergy Day
Oct
20
1:00 pm13:00

Regional Gathering - Clergy Day

  • First Christian Church - Sedalia

This Regional Gathering has been planned to work in conjunction with Festival of Sharing.

The clergy day (Friday) will start with a training session from 1 to 4. Ministers have their choice of two different topics for this session. The first is a Boundary Training (Ministerial Ethics) designed as a second level for those who have had boundary training before. The cost of this session is $30. The other is an Introduction to MissionInsite: Knowing Your Church's Mission Field and Growth Potential. This session is an overview of the demographics program that the Region has made available to all congregations. The cost of this session is $10.

At 4:00 we'll convene for "We are the Mid-America Region...The Good, The Bad, and The Holy." Participants will learn more about what's happening in our Region and meet the two new "settled" Regional Minister Team members.

The day qualifies as five hours of continuing education towards the annual 15 hour requirement.

Find more information, including lodging, on the event flyer.
REGISTER ONLINE

Regional Gathering - Clergy & Laity Day with Festival of Sharing
Oct
21
8:00 am08:00

Regional Gathering - Clergy & Laity Day with Festival of Sharing

  • MO Fairgrounds & FCC Sedalia

We begin today at the Festival of Sharing taking part in hands-on mission opportunities, hearing a speaker from Heifer International, and visiting displays.

After lunch at the Festival or elsewhere in Sedalia, we'll meet at 1:30 at First Christian Church (200 S Limit Ave, Sedalia, MO 65301) for desserts, discussion groups, and closing worship. Cost for this portion of the event is $10, but is free to all clergy who attended one of yesterday's sessions.

Find more information, including lodging, on the event flyer.
REGISTER ONLINE

Disciples Women Fall Retreat
Nov
3
Nov 5

Disciples Women Fall Retreat

SAVE THE DATE!

The Southeast Gateway women will be hosting this Regional event. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please note that the beginning and ending times are approximate and will be confirmed as the schedule is completed.

Sessions 2020
Jul
10
Jul 12

Sessions 2020

  • Texas Christian University

The dates have been set for the next Sessions men's gathering at TCU!

More details will be posted as they become available.


Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training
May
6
8:15 am08:15

Pro-Reconciliation/Anti-Racism Training

  • First Christian Church - Bolivar

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a PR/AR training session once every three years.

This event may be cancelled if there are not at least 25 participants registered by April 29.  **4/20/17 note: This session is confirmed and will not be cancelled.

The fee for this session is $50, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Please note that the training session begins at 9. Check-in opens at 8:15.

Disciples Men Ozarks Retreat
May
5
May 7

Disciples Men Ozarks Retreat

  • Shannondale Community Center near Salem, MO

Join the men at Shannondale for: spiritual growth, fellowship, mentoring, recreation & fun, great eating, service to the Shannondale community, and an opportunity to recharge.

The theme of the Saturday Spiritual bonfire is "A brave, an elk, and sacred drums."  We will share ancient and personal stories then Rev. Ed Varnum will use our time around the bonfire through music to help us move further into sacred space together, which is a big part of what drumming in the native American culture is about.  All men are invited. If you wish to, please bring lap drums, tambourines, or another percussion instrument of your choosing. 

While the retreat officially begins around 10 p.m. on Friday, May 5 (to accommodate those who work a full day on Friday) men who wish to hike earlier that day in the Ozarks National Scenic Riverways on the Ozark Trail at Rocky Falls are invited to meet up for a hearty breakfast at the Main Street Diner in Salem, MO at 9:00 a.m. or at Shannondale at 11:00 a.m. for car pooling.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Paul Koch, RMT and Mid-America Disciples Men coordinator at paul.ccma@sbcglobal.net or 636.221.7065.

Cost: $60 per person - includes lodging & food. All the information is on the brochure.

Southeast Gateway Disciples Women Spring Festival
Apr
29
9:30 am09:30

Southeast Gateway Disciples Women Spring Festival

  • Celebration Christian Church

The program includes workshops on worship, study and service/social action, a short business meeting to elect officers, and lunch. Cost is $5, plus study materials if desired.

The speaker will be  Lauren Grotegeers, Resource and Development Director, Habitat For Humanity—St. Charles County, who will give an overview of the work Habitat is doing in the community.  

Registrations are due by Monday, April 24. See flyer/registration form.

 

The Beloved Community: A Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation
Apr
23
Apr 28

The Beloved Community: A Five-Day Academy for Spiritual Formation

  • Lake Williamson Center

One glance at the national and global discourse is enough to prove that we live in an increasingly polarized world.  Sadly, the church is not even immune to division and discord.  Yet Christ calls us to a more excellent way.  Christ calls us to be the Beloved Community—a community built on welcome, respect, and the greatest of these…Love.  Through this week-long retreat filled with worship, study, community, and silent reflection time, participants will explore how we can become the Beloved Community—and thus transform the world. 

The 2017 Five Day Academy for Spiritual Formation will be held at the beautiful Lake Williamson Christian Center in Carlinville, Illinois April 23-28.  For registrations received by March 6, the cost is $675 per person which includes tuition, room and board, plus all supplies for the week.  Late registrations are $700 per person.  Rooms are hotel-style, single occupancy with private baths.  CEU credits are available.  Registration is now open at www.igrc.org/fiveday.   

For more information, contact Eureka Christian Church's Rev. Jennie Churchman at minister@eurekachristian.org or 309.467.2369. 

Jim Wallis to Speak at Eureka College
Apr
7
1:00 pm13:00

Jim Wallis to Speak at Eureka College

  • Eureka College - Becker Auditorium

Mr. Wallis is the President and Founder of Sojourners, editor and chief of Sojourners magazine, a best selling author with twelve books to his credit, a public theologian, and speaker and international commentator on ethics and public life. Following the lecture there will be a panel discussion, a time for questions and reception where Mr. Wallis will sign copies of his book. 

This event is free but registration is required. See flyer. Learn more and register here.

Rev. Michael Dixon 50th Anniversary of Ordination
Apr
2
10:45 am10:45

Rev. Michael Dixon 50th Anniversary of Ordination

  • Crossroads Christian Church

On Sunday, April 2, 2017, Michael E. Dixon will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to Christian ministry.  Crossroads Christian Church in Caseyville, Illinois, where the Dixons are members,  will host a celebration on that day, during the worship service at 10:45 AM and at a luncheon following. The church is located at 2415 N. 89th Street in Caseyville, just off the exit of I-64 and Illinois 157. Those who wish to attend can let the Dixons know for the lunch count, by March 20, by emailing medixon2@earthlink.net. Mike would also enjoy notes or letters. (letters may be sent to 7839 Atherstone Drive, St Louis, MO 63121).

African American Convocation
Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

African American Convocation

  • Willow Street CC - Hannibal

All people and congregations in Mid-America are invited and welcome to celebrate our rich heritage at the Convocation.

This year's theme is "Light Out of Darkness: Rooted, Reaching, and Reacting".
The scripture text is inspired by Isaiah 1:17.
The keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Jack Sullivan of the Disciples Justice Action Network

Find the event flyer and registration form here.

Jim Frederick Art Show Opening
Mar
31
5:00 pm17:00

Jim Frederick Art Show Opening

  • Webster Groves Chrisitan Church

Jim Frederick (a resident of Doorways' Cooper House) will be featured in an Art Show to be held Friday, March 31 from 5 -7 PM at Webster Groves Christian Church. Members of the Gateway Men's Chorus will present a special performance. This is part of the congregation's Fine Art Ministry and will be held in the church’s The Art Gallery Within.

All are most welcome! Event flyer

Learn more about the artist and Doorways' Interfaith ministry here>

Boundary Training
Mar
24
9:00 am09:00

Boundary Training

  • First Christian Church - Macon

This training will fulfill the requirement of all active clergy to participate in a boundary training session once every three years.

The fee for this session is $55, which includes lunch and all distributed materials. Please register online here. Or use the mail-in registration form.

Last Day to Apply for Phillips Legacy Foundation Scholarship
Mar
10
9:00 am09:00

Last Day to Apply for Phillips Legacy Foundation Scholarship

The Legacy Foundation’s Undergraduate Scholarship and Leadership Development Program makes annual awards of up to $5,000 per year to full-time undergraduate students pursuing a liberal arts education at any of the 17 colleges or universities currently or historically affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Recipients are chosen based on their academic achievements, their present and potential leadership in the church, their chosen vocation, and their community.  It is not a requirement that recipients attend a church that is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  The program is available to incoming freshmen as well as college sophomores, juniors and seniors.

Black Ministers Retreat
Mar
7
Mar 9

Black Ministers Retreat

  • Centennial Christian Church - St. Louis

This is the 43rd annual Black Ministers Retreat. Join us for fun, fellowship, memorable preaching, and education relevant to your life and ministry.

Find all the information and register here.

 

Benefit Dinner for Pastor Tony Reynolds
Mar
4
4:30 pm16:30

Benefit Dinner for Pastor Tony Reynolds

  • Appleton City High School Commons Area

Tony is the pastor of First Christian Church in Appleton City. He is currently facing multiple health issues and is undergoing chemotherapy. More information about his progress can be found on the church website.

This event will include a fried chicken dinner, pie auction, and 50/50 raffle.

Benefit event flyer.

Open and Affirming Convocation
Mar
4
9:00 am09:00

Open and Affirming Convocation

  • Parkway United Church of Christ

If you are an Open and Affirming congregation, talking about Open and Affirming or thinking about starting the conversation, if you want to explore how to be effective allies, there will be something for you and your church. Come be in conversation with others, learn what it means to be Open and Affirming and how to fully express extravagant welcome to all God’s children.

Learn more.   ***   Printable flyer/registration form.

Show Me Democracy Screening
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Show Me Democracy Screening

  • Webster Groves Christian Church

This feature-length documentary will be shown in the chapel and will be followed by a panel discussion. 

Amidst the storm of Ferguson, seven St. Louis college students evolve into activists as they demand change through policy and protest. The project is in collaboration with The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis and Continuity. Support has been provided from the Missouri Arts Council, Missouri Humanities Council, Regional Arts Council and the Greater St. Louis Community Foundation.

 

Reopening the Letters of Paul
Feb
24
Feb 25

Reopening the Letters of Paul

  • Village Church - Prairie Village, KS

Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa will be a visiting scholar presenting three lectures: Giving Paul Another Chance, When in Romans...Look to the Horizon, and When in Romans...Pay Attention to the Road. Learn more.

Week of Compassion Special Offering
Feb
19
Feb 26

Week of Compassion Special Offering

Week of Compassion is the relief, refugee and development mission fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada. They seek to equip and empower disciples to alleviate the suffering of others through disaster response, humanitarian aid, sustainable development and the promotion of mission opportunities. Learn more>

New Beginnings Presentation
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

New Beginnings Presentation

  • First Christian Church - Mt. Vernon

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a New Beginnings Service, which seeks to answer the question "What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and place?" New Beginnings assesses a congregation's strengths and challenges as it seeks to develop its ministry. The goal of the process is to put the congregation on the road to sustainable Christian witness and action within its community.

Rick Morse, from Hope Partnership, is conducting this "come and see" session, during which you can learn more about New Beginnings and determine whether your congregation might like to enter the assessment process. 

If possible, please contact the church at (417) 466-3345 to let them know that you plan to attend.

New Beginnings Presentation
Feb
17
12:00 pm12:00

New Beginnings Presentation

  • First Christian Church - Warrensburg

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a New Beginnings Service, which seeks to answer the question "What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and place?" New Beginnings assesses a congregation's strengths and challenges as it seeks to develop its ministry. The goal of the process is to put the congregation on the road to sustainable Christian witness and action within its community.

Rick Morse, from Hope Partnership, is conducting this "come and see" session, during which you can learn more about New Beginnings and determine whether your congregation might like to enter the assessment process. 

If possible, please contact the church at (660) 747-6815 to let them know that you plan to attend.

New Beginnings Presentation
Feb
16
7:30 pm19:30

New Beginnings Presentation

  • First Christian Church - St. Joseph

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a New Beginnings Service, which seeks to answer the question "What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and place?" New Beginnings assesses a congregation's strengths and challenges as it seeks to develop its ministry. The goal of the process is to put the congregation on the road to sustainable Christian witness and action within its community.

Rick Morse, from Hope Partnership, is conducting this "come and see" session, during which you can learn more about New Beginnings and determine whether your congregation might like to enter the assessment process. 

If possible, please contact the church at (816) 233-2556 to let them know that you plan to attend.

New Beginnings Presentation
Feb
16
11:30 am11:30

New Beginnings Presentation

  • First Christian Church - Chillicothe

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a New Beginnings Service, which seeks to answer the question "What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and place?" New Beginnings assesses a congregation's strengths and challenges as it seeks to develop its ministry. The goal of the process is to put the congregation on the road to sustainable Christian witness and action within its community.

Rick Morse, from Hope Partnership, is conducting this "come and see" session, during which you can learn more about New Beginnings and determine whether your congregation might like to enter the assessment process. 

If possible, please contact the church at (660) 646-2602 to let them know that you plan to attend.  You are most welcome to bring your lunch to the presentation. Drinks will be provided.

New Beginnings Presentation
Feb
15
7:30 pm19:30

New Beginnings Presentation

  • Willow Street Christian Church - Hannibal

Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, a ministry of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), offers a New Beginnings Service, which seeks to answer the question "What is God calling your congregation to do and be in this time and place?" New Beginnings assesses a congregation's strengths and challenges as it seeks to develop its ministry. The goal of the process is to put the congregation on the road to sustainable Christian witness and action within its community.

Rick Morse, from Hope Partnership, is conducting this "come and see" session, during which you can learn more about New Beginnings and determine whether your congregation might like to enter the assessment process. 

If possible, please contact the church at (573) 221-4344 to let them know that you plan to attend.