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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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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 ...

Job Posting-Executive Assistant, Center for Congregational Excellence

posted on May 04

Executive Assistant, Center for Congregational Excellence 5/5/2021   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT The Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Columbia, MO, USA Benefits Offered 401K, Dental,...

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...

First Annual Mid-State Spring Bike Ride-Pastoral Event

posted on April 15

We will be doing our 1st annual Mid-State Spring Bike Ride on May 22nd this year, followed by our 2nd annual Fall Bike Ride on September 10th!  We will have multiple starting points so please pick the...

Mid-State District Annual Conference Picnic

posted on April 15

Since we cannot get together at Annual Conference this year, we will have a potluck picnic on Friday, June 4th from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. This year, all clergy, district at-large members, lay delegates, ...

Not Re-Open but... RElaunch for the Post Pandemic Webinar- with Kay Kotan

posted on April 15

Church Pastors, bring your church leaders and attend this great event! Let's Re-Launch! Join us Saturday, June 5th at 10:00 AM on Zoom, Hosted by Mid-State District Whether your church has already ...

Help Wanted- Fairview UMC Youth Director Position

posted on April 13

Fairview United Methodist Church is dedicated to equipping disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. As a part-time member of the staff, the Youth Director will work with the ...

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 ...

Opportunity to Share Your Pandemic Experience

posted on April 09

The Missouri Conference has started a project called The Missouri United Methodist Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic to intentionally document how Missouri United Methodists have responded to the ...

Phishing and Email Scams

posted on April 06

Tips on Spotting Phishing Emails and Scam Emails. I am sure some of you in the Missouri Conference have gotten fake emails before from someone. An example that comes to mind is some people getting ...

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. ...

Virtual Session Planned for MOAC21

posted on April 05

  Based on where we currently are in the vaccination rollout and in our efforts to do no harm, we have decided to hold this year’s annual conference session virtually with invitation-only in-person ...

Mid-State Women's Clergy Meeting

posted on April 01

Join District Superintendent Lee and other Women Clergy for a Meeting on May 14th at 4:30 pm at Stephens Lake Park- Collins Pavillion. Women Clergy will get together and build connections.  See ...

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

posted on March 30

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 ...

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, ...

2021 Pastoral Evaluation Information- Forms Due Back April 22nd

posted on March 12

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...

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...

MOAC21 Registration - Opens April 13

posted on March 04

The Missouri Annual Conference Sessions team has moved opening MOAC21 Registration to Tuesday, April 13 at 9 a.m. This includes the opening of the hotel reservation system provided to clergy and lay ...

NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

posted on March 02

Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those...

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 ...

Nominate for Conference Leadership

posted on February 03

Members to Missouri Conference leadership – think boards, committees, teams and work areas, like the Board of Trustees, Congregational Development team, Finance and Administration Council, Values team...

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 ...