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Melissa Dodd
District Superintendent
Melissa Dodd

Megan Hayes
Executive Assistant
Megan Hayes

Morgan Scott
Administrative Assistant
Morgan Scott

(816) 649-5028
Fax: (816) 649-5015
401 B East Grand Ave.
Cameron, Missouri 64429


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Coaching Giveaway

posted on July 07

Coaching Giveaway will be open July 1-31, 2020.  Leadership is hard enough without a pandemic and the turbulence of social and political change. How do you make crucial leadership decisions with ...

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RE: Reflect, Recenter, Reclaim

posted on July 07

Ministry is constant and challenging.  Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry.  Re: Flourishing in Ministry aims to give ministerial leaders an environment and ...

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2020 Charge Conference

posted on June 25

Charge Conference Season will be quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you have all the information needed to start working on the paperwork now.  Schedule: We are working on finalizing the ...

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Impacting Generosity Through Preaching

posted on June 09

An all-day preaching workshop, Impacting Generosity Through Preaching, will be held on July 30th from 9am-4pm at the WWI Museum in Kansas City.  Led by Revs Trista Soendker-Nicolson and Laura Murphy,...

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New Places for New People Fall Grants

posted on June 04

Know someone who’s starting a new place for new people? The Center for Congregational Excellence is here to help them get started! The Fall Grant Application process is open June 8 - Sept. 15. Click ...

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Festival of Sharing - NW District Challenge

posted on June 02

Festival of Sharing Annual Conference Collections Even though we are not gathering this weekend at Annual Conference, the collection of the Festival of Sharing District Challenge items has been ...

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2020 Annual Conference Updates and Information

posted on May 28

Due to coronavirus safety precautions, the 2020 Annual Conference Session will hopefully take place in an adapted version beginning at 10:00 AM on Saturday, August 22 across multiple locations in ...

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Bishop's Statement: Returning to our Sanctuaries

posted on May 04

Updated - Friday, May 22, 2020 Dear Colleagues in Ministry, This morning, President Donald J. Trump issued a statement calling on governors to allow houses of worship to open. In Missouri, Governor ...

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District Office Closed to Visitors

posted on March 24

The Northwest District office staff will continue to serve the Great Northwest. We are available to receive phone calls, emails and mail during this season of social distancing. However, the district ...

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Resources for Churches

posted on March 19

Collaboration Chat Recordings & Tutorials To help the collaboration grow in our District, we have created four online chat opportunities for pastors to  share ideas and learn together. Below are the ...

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HealthFlex's EAP

posted on March 18

SELF CARE FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERS "It’s normal to feel anxiety and stress in this season of exponential change. Taking care of yourself is essential when you care for others. The HealthFlex plan offered...

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Pastoral Evaluations - Due April 24

posted on March 18

It is pastoral evaluation time! Below we have explained the purpose of evaluations, forms that need to be filled out, and notes that need to be taken into consideration.  Purpose of Evaluations: Per...

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New Missional Leader Toolkits

posted on March 04

Want to help others grow spiritually or create missional leaders? Announcing two new free (and downloadable) resources just for you!  Learn how to create a transformational discipleship culture in "...

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Puerto Rico Mission Trip

posted on January 09

The offices of NextGen Ministry and Mission, Service and Justice are excited to be partnering to offer a mission trip opportunity to Puerto Rico from May 23-30, 2020. This trip will be open to high ...

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NW Ministry Grants

posted on January 01

The Northwest District offers an opportunity for churches to apply for ministry grants and youth grants in the Spring and Fall. The Spring deadline is February 1st and Fall deadline is August 1st. ...

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Electronic Giving Resources

posted on December 12

Winter weather is quickly approaching and the district would like to send you some resources about how received online giving when church is cancelled. Please let us know if you have any questions. ...

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Open Hearts, Open Books

posted on November 12

Open Hearts, Open Books website is up and ready for submissions! This program is developed with the purpose of connecting 100,000 children with 100,000 books. Find all the details on their website. 

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Planting Academy

posted on November 12

If you think God may be calling you to start something new, getting equipped and discerning your call through the Missouri Planting Academy is a great place to start. The Planting Academy is designed ...

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Implicit Bias: What We Don’t Think We Think - Free Course

posted on September 26

The Implicit Bias Workbook from the General Commission on Religion and Race is now available as a free on-demand online course designed for you to take at your own pace. By taking an ...

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United Methodist Communications Training Center

posted on August 26

Meet your community where they already are online. The new Digital Media for Ministry online training course is an in-depth guide to the most effective ways to communicate using technology. Nourish ...

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Let's Unpack That Podcast

posted on August 06

The Northwest District is excited to launch the Let's Unpack That! Podcast. We will upload two podcasts a month celebrating what is happening in local churches around the district. Topics will include...

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Learn + Lead Podcast

posted on June 11

The Learn + Lead Podcast features pastors, church planters and lay leaders from churches of all sizes who share their stories of growth and provide tools that you can use in your congregation. With ...

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Mission InSite/People Plot Website and User Guide

posted on April 17

New to MissionInSite? Here are some helpful links to get you started. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/mi-docs/Staring+Point+v5+09+27+16.pdf QuickInSite Worksheet-needed for your evaluation: https:...

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Welcome Rev. Melissa Dodd as District Superintendent

posted on July 09

Rev. Melissa Dodd is the new District Superintendent for the Northwest District as of July 1, 2018. She has a degree in elementary education from Missouri State University and a Masters of Divinity ...

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Pastor Parish Relations Committee Resources

posted on February 03

Communication Policies Conference Guidelines for Use of Social Media Dealing with News Media for Church Staff Dealing with News Media for Conference Staff McClintock Sample Confidential Communication...

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