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David Gilmore
District Superintendent
David Gilmore

Jenny Allen
District Administrator and dCOM Registrar
Jenny Allen

Jackie Kimble
Administrative Assistant
Jackie Kimble

(816) 737-1114
4731 Cochise Dr., Ste 222
Independence, Missouri 64055

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Virtual Discernment Event

posted on September 27

Jesus says, “You did not choose me, but I chose you,” (John 15:16). Whether to professional or lay ministry, God’s call can be exciting, overwhelming and even confusing. Missouri United Methodists ...

RMC Collab: Abundance in Neighboring

posted on September 19

Come see what is happening in rural Missouri as people engage in mission of all kinds across our state. Join a space where rural leaders are learning, collaborating and celebrating ministry as we ...

Winter Gear Ready KC

posted on September 12

Winter clothing drive from 10am-2pm on October 5 at Washington Park in Kansas City.  Sponsored by the NW District UMC - Let's see what our churches can do to help!

Implicit Bias Training Course Now Available for Free to Missouri Conference Members

posted on September 06

Beginning January 1, 2021, all candidates entering into ministry in the Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church have been required to take the implicit bias course as part of their complete...

SoulConnections Retreat: Becoming

posted on August 29

The Soul Connections fall retreat invites both laity and clergy to experience rest and renewal. Together we’ll explore how BECOMING is a part of our everyday experience with God as well as a fluid, ...

Empowering Ministry Event with Rev. Ken Nash

posted on August 22

The local church is clearly at a critical crossroads within our culture. Far too many people are disengaging from the church and finding new ways to spend their time. Church leaders, we want to help ...

Learn More About Alpha

posted on August 09

Registration closes on September 20, 2022. Explore Alpha and understand how it can work as an effective tool to reach your community, no matter where they’re at on their faith journey. Alpha, a ...

Responding to St. Louis-Area Flooding

posted on July 28

Missouri United Methodist Disaster Response is currently awaiting further instruction from state agencies as to how United Methodists will be asked to contribute in the “Recovery” phase related to the...

Festival of Sharing Grant Opportunity

posted on July 07

Festival of Sharing has funding available to help Missouri churches and organizations in efforts to cooperatively respond to community needs around poverty. We recognize that poverty is ...

Statement on Church Disaffiliations and Disaffiliation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

posted on January 31

Over the last few months, you have probably learned of churches that are in the process of disaffiliating from the United Methodist Church. We celebrate the good work of these churches and mourn the ...

PPRC Training - PowerPoint Presentation

posted on October 27

If you were unable to attend the PPRC Training at the Charge Conferences this year, here is the PowerPoint presentation that was used.  Feel free to download it for your reference! Click here: PPRC ...

Copyright-Related Resource

posted on September 21

Have you ever thought twice before ripping a video from YouTube or saving photos from Google Images to show in worship on Sunday? You might be surprised to know that those actions violate copyright ...

PPR Resources for Pastoral Transition

posted on May 20

Annual Conference is just around the corner and so is the season of pastoral transition. While there are resources available for pastors on the move, the Conference offers guidance for churches in ...

NEW Clergy and Laity Newsletters

posted on March 09

Have you signed up for our new clergy and laity newsletters? We wrap up everything you need to know about what's happening in the Missouri Conference into one weekly email with tailored content. Sign ...

Pre-Recorded Sermons Available for Download

posted on January 28

In December, the Missouri Conference recorded four sermons by Rev. Nate Berneking, Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch, Rev. Hank Jenkins and Bishop Farr with plans to make them available for use in the local church....

Updated Safe Sanctuaries Policy

posted on September 24

The 2020 Pandemic has given cause to communicate with church members and youth through a digital church format. The Mission Council recently approved an addendum to the Conference’s Safe Sanctuaries ...

Lay Leadership

posted on July 22

Understanding your role as Lay Leader of your local church As a Lay Leader of your local church, you may be wondering about your role. If you are in need of more information in understanding your ...

Lay Servant

posted on July 22

Lay Servant Ministries, Heartland District Lay Servant Ministries serves to help enlist, train, guide and support lay servants as they equip others "for the work of ministry, for the building up the ...

Ministry Candidates

posted on July 22

How do I begin the process? Your first step is to write to the District Superintendent (DS) including your statement of call and request admission to the candidacy process. The DS will enter your ...