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Mi Hyeon Lee
District Superintendent
Mi Hyeon Lee

Kyle Dryer
Administrative Assistant
Kyle Dryer

Victoria Tanner
Administrative Assistant
Victoria Tanner

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

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MO State PAUMCS Conference Sept 10-11

posted on August 02

Are you a United Methodist church administrator/secretary/volunteer or pastor? You are invited to the upcoming fall Conference of the Missouri Chapter of Professional Administrators of the United ...

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 ...

The Financial Conversations Cohort

posted on July 27

The Financial Conversations Cohort Sorting out church finances and creating a culture of generosity can feel overwhelming! Especially in the early years of pastoral ministry.  That’s why the Missouri ...

Leading in Unchartered Territory with Tod Bolsinger

posted on July 20

For the better part of a generation, the church has faced a rapidly changing world, one that has pushed the church out of the center of the culture to the margins. Then COVID-19 happened, and the ...

Developing Digital Faith Communities Workshop

posted on July 13

Over the past 18-months, many churches have developed an online worship service and digital presence. But livestreaming worship alone isn’t enough to make disciples online. Join Rev. Cathy Townley, ...

2021 Charge Conference Information

posted on July 12

Charge Conference Season is coming up! The Mid-State District wants to make sure you and your church are working on nominations and have all the information needed for charge conferences and are given...

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...

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, ...

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. ...

New Places For New People Grants - Application Deadline Sept. 15

posted on July 07

Congregational Excellence is accepting grant applications from now until September 15 from churches that are establishing new places for new people. The first step is to fill out a worksheet and ...

Save The Date: Manchester's "Walk Justly Conference" - Oct. 22-24

posted on July 01

Building on our rich Wesleyan heritage of social holiness, Manchester UMC will host Methodists from across the connection in a two-day conference dedicated to the topic of “Just Missions.” The Walk ...

Mid-State & Mark Twain Night Out At The Ballpark- Royals Vs. Cardinals @ Busch on August 6th

posted on June 29

The Mid-State District is wanting to invite our pastors and their families to a night out to the ballpark in St. Louis!  The game will be the Royals Vs. Cardinals @ Busch at 7:15 pm.   Registration ...

Second Annual Mid-State & Mark Twain Fall Bike Ride- Friday Sept. 10th

posted on June 24

Join us Friday, September 10th for our 2nd Annual Mid-State Fall Bike Ride! We will be riding the Katy Trail around the Boonville area with a rest and food stop in Boonville itself. We will be ...

Leadership Institute 2021

posted on June 23

One Conference, One Schedule All times are Central Daylight Time. Whether online or in-person, all participants will have the same schedule. Nationally renowned speakers will bring their unique ...

Global Leadership Summit

posted on June 16

The Global Leadership Summit  Get equipped at the premier leadership event of 2021! On Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021, join hundreds of thousands of curious, growth-minded, change-driven men and ...

RElaunch for the Post Pandemic Webinar- with Kay Kotan- Recording

posted on June 10

Recording Link- Click here   About Kay Kotan Kay Kotan is the founder of You Unlimited. Her vast experience and knowledge come from both the corporate sector and non-profit sector.  Her career path ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Annual Audit Form - Due June 1st

posted on March 05

All churches are required to complete an audit every year. The deadline to submit the completed form to the district office is June 1st   Blank copies of the form can be found on the Forms page of the...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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....

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...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Consultation Forms Now Live

posted on September 24

The 2020 Consultation Forms are now available for download on the Forms page of the district website.                   2020 Pastor Consultation Form (for Lead/Senior Pastors) 2020 Appointed ...

Tom Bandy Discussion with Mid-State Pastors- Video now posted

posted on September 02

Please watch Tom Bandy for a discussion on the future of Gods Kindom and their local area of it during this time in the Pandemic going forward.  

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...

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 ...

Small Groups Workshop Video

posted on February 03

This workshop, How to Create Small Groups in The Changing Culture, will be lead by Tom Bandy. Bandy is an internationally recognized author, consultant and leadership coach for Christian organizations...

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. ...

Mission InSite/People Plot Website and User Guide

posted on April 17

New to MissionInSite? Here are some helpful links to get you started. QuickInSite Worksheet-needed for your evaluation: https:...

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 ...

Fantastic Worship Resource-Marcia

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 ...

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.  

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.

Mid-State Church Community News and Updates

CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY DINNER ST. LUKE UMC 204 East Ash St., Columbia This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Christmas Community Dinner at St. Luke UMC.  This year, the church will serve a carry-out ...

PPRC Tools and Resources

Steps to a Vital Pastor/Parish Relations Committee Leaving Well Webinars: Pastoral Transitions ...