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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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Northwest District Ministry Grant - Deadline Feb. 1

posted on January 14

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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NW Lay Servant Ministry Class: Basic Course - Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries, Online

posted on January 12

The Basic Course, Introduction to Lay Servant Ministries Registration Deadline:  February 17, 2021 Class size limited to 25. This course is the foundation course and allows you to take other courses ...

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Digital Church: Reaching an Online Mission Field

posted on January 07

How do we minister when we can’t meet in-person? Learn how to connect new people to Christ in this virtual workshop, a learning experience designed to inspire and educate on how to approach digital ...

New Places for New People Grants: Deadline Feb. 1

posted on January 07

Grant applications are open through Feb. 1! If you or someone you know is starting a new place for people, these grants are a resource for you to explore.   Learn more and apply here →  ...

MUMF's "Financial Peace University For Pastors"

posted on January 06

The Missouri UM Foundation is responding to the request by clergy to have their own place to discuss and learn about healthy personal finance by bringing pastors from different denominations together ...

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Online Emergency Response Team Training

posted on January 06

Deadline to register: Jan. 25 Deadline to complete background check: Jan. 27 In order to receive an UMCOR ERT Badge, registrants must attend the following sessions and complete a background check by ...

Resource for Local Church Taxes

posted on January 05

A new calendar year means tax season is drawing near! In this recorded webinar, Conference Treasurer Rev. Nate Berneking discusses W-2s, 1099s and employer tax reporting for local churches. View our ...

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Winter Preparedness Checklist

posted on December 23

Don't be left out in the cold by walking through your winter preparedness checklists. Winter storms and cold temperatures can have dangerous effects on property and people. Stay safe and healthy by ...

End-of-Year Stats Reporting

posted on December 08

It is that time of year in which the church reviews 2020 and fills out the year-end statistics. The year-end statistics need to be submitted by January 14, 2021. ​The link to the Stats Module is ...

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Breath of Life Class

posted on December 07

Clergy, come take a deep breath of the Holy Spirit and start the new year with a commitment to develop a deeper prayer life. Beginning with breath prayer, the class will explore a full array of prayer...

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Simplified Structure Refresher Training

posted on December 03

Please join us on Sunday, January 31 at 2:00 PM for a Virtual Simplified Structure Refresher Training with Kay Kotan for churches currently using this model for leadership. Kay is a nationally known ...

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Internship Applications Open Through Feb. 1, 2021

posted on November 25

Looking for your place in ministry? Discover your calling with one of three available internships! Learn about Crossroads, Discovery and Cole internships at moumethodist.org/internships. Applications ...

Missouri Conference COVID-19 Update

posted on November 18

Dear Missouri Conference Clergy and Laity,   As we live into our first General Rule of doing no harm, I strongly encourage that in-person worship services be suspended until further notice for ...

Year-End Financial Webinars

posted on November 16

The Missouri United Methodist Foundation is hosting three end of the year webinars for churches. Please check them out.  Intentional Holiday Spending as Financial Self-Care Thursday, November 19th at...

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Pastoring in Partisan Times Podcast

posted on September 23

The Pastoring in Partisan Times Podcast is now available! This podcast seeks to gain insight into pastoring purple in red and blue churches. Every episode offers insights and practical tips for ...

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2020 Consultation Forms: Due Nov. 1st

posted on September 22

It is the start of consultation season. Thank you for serving the congregation in leadership. The collaborative work between laity leadership and the clergy of a congregation makes all the difference ...

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Opportunity: Children, Family & Youth Ministry

posted on July 28

Richmond United Methodist Church is seeking an individual to work in Children, Youth and Family Ministry to develop and implement a well-rounded program for children, youth, and connecting families in...

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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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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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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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