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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Kyle Dryer
Administrative Assistant
Kyle Dryer

(573) 441-8878
3601 Amron Court
Columbia, Missouri 65202


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2022 COMO Christian Men's Conference

posted on January 10

TIM TEBOW is a two-time  national champion, first-round  NFL draft pick, and Heisman  Trophy winner. In addition, he  serves as a college football  analyst for ESPN. Prior to  joining ESPN Tebow ...

Connecting New People to Christ Online Course

posted on January 10

Would you like to include a large number of new people in your church? It’s easier than you think. But you need to know the secret. Although very few people talk about this, it is the basic ...

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Parsonage Forms Due March 1st, 2022

posted on January 05

Parsonage Inspection Forms are due March 1st.  Parsonages with a renter need to fill out the renter form.    Persons doing the walkthrough should include but are not limited to: The Pastor or ...

Online Early Response Team Training for Disaster Relief

posted on December 22

THIS CLASS IS FULL. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN FUTURE TRAININGS BY SIGNING UP FOR OUR WAIT LIST USING THIS LINK. This class will provide you with the Basic information you need about Early ...

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Mid-State Lay Leadership Course: Laity Leadership For The Local Church

posted on December 21

 This course has broad application for ALL United Methodists, but especially those who are stepping into a new leadership role within their local church. This basic course is strongly recommended ...

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Give the Gift of Camp Promotion

posted on December 01

This holiday season, give the gift of making new friends, screaming down the water slide, learning more about God and experiencing the great outdoors. Give the gift of an impactful, personal growth ...

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Conference Lay Servant Ministry Class: Polity – Our Life Together in the United Methodist Connection (Online)-Class is Full

posted on November 24

Have you ever wondered how this movement of Methodism started, how and why we do what we do and how we do it, at the local, district and Conference level? This class unpacks a lot of history of ...

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Giving Tuesday Focus: Mozambique Initiative

posted on November 16

For teenage girls in Mozambique, marrying before age 18 isn’t uncommon. With no economic opportunity outside of marriage, many young girls find themselves in early and often difficult marriages. ...

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2021 Year End Church Statistics Module Information

posted on November 15

  Below are the important dates regarding the 2021 Year End Stats. Stats module opens – December 27th,2021 Stats Initial Deadline Entry - January 31st, 2022 Stats module closes to everyone – ...

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 ...

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Host an Ignite Camp

posted on September 09

Interested in hosting an Ignite Mobile Camp? Through partnerships with Eagle Lake and Heartland Camps as well as a unique program by NextGen Ministries, we bring the excitement of camp to your church ...

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Walk Justly Conference - October 22-24

posted on September 07

Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, this new, two-day conference is all about missions and is for those who are dedicated to creating change in their local communities.  Both ...

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Fall Coach Training Opportunities

posted on September 02

In partnership with Rev. Val Hastings and Coaching4Clergy, the Missouri Conference is offering the three steps of training required to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International ...

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Disaster Response Updates: Louisiana, New Jersey and New York

posted on September 02

Many of you have graciously asked how you can help our Louisiana neighbors in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Scott Burdin, Missouri Disaster Response Coordinator, has been in close contact with ...

Thinking Theologically Discussion Courses

posted on August 30

Thinking Theologically provides intellectual renewal through small group, discussion-based courses focused on a single concept, theory or reading. Together we’ll connect these theological thoughts to ...

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Part-Time Ministerial Leaders Education Program

posted on July 29

Part-Time Ministerial Leaders, or PML, is an educational multi-tool that is designed to be both a program (like a degree) and individual courses (freestanding course opportunities). Its dual purpose ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Resources for the Local Church

posted on July 12

FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines and the Local Church With outbreaks persisting and vaccines on the rise, several questions are coming up with respect to our churches and vaccines. The Missouri Conference...

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Emotional Health Small Group Resource

posted on July 12

What does the Bible have to say about feelings? Using the Pixar movie Inside Out as a guide, this resource explores what scripture has to say about the emotions personified in the film: joy, anger, ...

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RE: Flourishing in Ministry 2021-2022 Cohort Now Open

posted on July 07

Ministry is constantly challenging and changing.  Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry. Re allows reflection on our gifts, strengths and challenges in ministry. ...

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FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines and the Local Church

posted on June 03

In the last few months, nearly half of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a vaccine protecting against the SARS-COV2 virus and COVID-19. Studies suggest the vaccines ...

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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 ...

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Cyber Crime News for May

posted on May 06

In the last month, there have been several email scams going around. At the District and Conference level, we have a company called JS Computek that keeps up to date on how to keep ourselves and ...

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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship (May 1, 2021)

posted on April 30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that may allow reducing restrictions on gatherings particularly in outdoor spaces.  In the spirit of doing no harm, Bishop Farr...

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Financial Ethics for the Local Church

posted on April 12

Did you know that several churches in Missouri have experienced financial impropriety due to lack of financial controls, mismanagement and questionable financial ethics of local leaders? To aid in ...

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Mid-State Pastoral Monthly Virtual Devotion

posted on April 05

We will begin to put together a short virtual devotion from different pastors in the District. The Devotion will be sent to you in email for your devotion. Take a pause and take time with God. ...

Share Your Pandemic Story

posted on March 25

Isolation, virtual schooling, missed milestones, loss of a loved one - All of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear your story. Using our "Stories of the Pandemic" portal, ...

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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 ...

Five Quick Tips for Clergy Taxes

posted on March 01

Tax Day is quickly approaching. Whether you’re preparing your own taxes using software like TurboTax or are working with a tax preparer, most clergy know that the special rules and exemptions for ...

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NextGen Summer Camp Counselor Positions Available

posted on February 18

NextGen Ministries is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to lead its 2021 traveling summer camping program. Camp counselors work within the NextGen Ministries Mobile Camps to help produce a ...

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Redistricting Proposal Details

posted on February 18

The Missouri Conference Mission Council has voted unanimously to recommend that the Missouri Conference reduce the number of districts from nine to five beginning July 1, 2022. A proposal will be ...

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Wellness Resources

posted on February 05

Wellness might feel like the latest buzzword, but now more than ever, it’s important for each of us to be intentional in how we’re maintaining our well-being. Wespath defines wellness as encompassing ...

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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....

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Covid-19 Guidance: Returning To In-Person Worship

posted on January 22

Some of you have been wondering when the church can have in-person worship. Here is the guidance from the Conference. I encourage you to read it carefully and follow the guidance well. If you have any...

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Save the Date! Susan Beaumont: Leading in A Liminal Season

posted on January 15

April 10, 2021 Virtually join consultant, coach, author and spiritual director Susan Beaumont for a laity learning event on April 10, 2021. This teaching session will focus on helping leaders identify...

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How To Host A Local Mission Trip

posted on January 11

Join NextGen Ministries on February 9 for its first NextGen Virtual Gathering of 2021. Our partners at YouthWorks missions will share information how to plan a local mission trip or service day with ...

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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New Mozambique Initiative Website

posted on February 10

The new Mozambique Initiative website launched today, and engaging with their work has never been easier. The new site features mobile donations, current MI project pages with goal tracking, a map of ...

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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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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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People Plot and Mission InSite Workshop Video

posted on April 10

If you, your lay leaders or staff were unable to attend the People Plot and Mission InSite Workshop with Tom Bandy please watch the video below from that morning.  Password: midstate It's about two ...

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Fantastic Worship Resource-Marcia McFee.com

posted on March 04

FIND YOUR SPARK. REDUCE YOUR STRESS. Planning week-to-week worship is exhausting. And when worship quality takes a nose-dive, the energy and inspiration you and the congregation need to live fully ...

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Mid-Sate Pastors-join our new facebook group

posted on January 01

You are invited to share your ministry and mission with us on our Facebook group.  

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Connect with Social Media

posted on July 13

Social media tools can be invaluable resources for connecting with members, visitors and seekers online. Learn about social media strategies and how to use them for ministry. http://www.umcom.org/topi...

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