March 3, 2018
Connecting communities to enable disciple making.
Are You Happy?

The sky was blue, the sun was hot, and I just wanted to swim some laps in the pool. It's been a long winter in the northern half of the country, and attending a conference in Orlando was exactly wh...

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AC2018 - Creating Difference Makers in New Communities...

Creating Difference Makers in New Communities of Faith is the theme for the 2018 Iowa Annual Conference session where lay and clergy will gather for the three-day event will be held at the Iowa Events Center/Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.

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Bishops receive 2 "sketches" for Way Forward

DALLAS - What is the Christ's way forward for doing mission and ministry in the worldwide United Methodist Church? That is the question bishops pondered during their February meeting in Dallas this week as they received an updated report from the ...

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Conference Alignment: Next Steps

The Iowa Conference has been on a journey towards greater health for the past several years. From the adoption of our strategic priorities in 2014 to ...

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Faith. Fruit. Fire.
God's hope for the world made real through faithful leaders,
fruitful communities, and fire-filled people.
Chaplaincy Support

A PBS special, "We'll Meet Again," hosted by Ann Curry recently featured the story of a United Methodist chaplain in an episode entitled, "Heroes of 9/11." Captain Doug Waite, a retired Navy chaplain, was at the site of the plane crash at the...

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Painting, plumbing and personalities

By: Beverly Nolte Twelve Iowans from Lake Park to Bloomfield and from Gray to Wilton traveled to Havana, Cuba, to work with the Iglesia Metodista en ...

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The little church that CAN

By: Morgan Frideres, Spring 2018 Intern, Simpson College LINN GROVE, IA - The United Methodist Church in Linn Grove, Iowa is home to a congregation of around only 40 regular worshipers, but they've proven their slogan as the "little church that...

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Gallo Seagren appointed to SE District for seventh year

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that she will be appointing the Rev. Dr. Lilian Gallo Seagren to serve to serve as Superintendent of the Southeast ...

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Inspire. Equip. Connect.
Events and trainings to inspire, equip and connect communities of faith to cultivate world-changing disciples of Jesus Christ.
Active shooter training and resources

There is no way that we can be prepared for everything that "could" happen but we can discuss and be ready for many things. In 2017, a total of 108 ...

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Conversations On a Way Forward-extended learning opportunity

Register here The School for Lay Ministry Commission is once again excited to offer an Extended Learning Opportunitie at Cornell College on Saturday, March 10, 2018 titled, "Conversations on a Way Forward. " The instructor is Kristine Rodney, a...

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ACT Now: Unite to End Racism rally

From UMC Board of Church and Society On April 3-5, 2018 the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA (NCC) and partners will gather in ...

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DMPCC offers opportunities for clergy and laity

The Daring Way.™ Show Up. Be Seen. Live Brave.™ The Daring Way™ is a one-day workshop based on the work of Dr. Brené Brown. Participants can take ...

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Don't you want to know? Where can United Methodists learn from some of the top children's ministers, discipleship directors, youth leaders and other ...

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Discipleship Pathways.
Helping United Methodist Churches in the IAUMC to have a
Discipleship Pathway in place by 2020.
Congregations Challenged to Develop New Intentional...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. March 1, 2018 /Discipleship Ministries/ - United Methodist congregations are being challenged by Discipleship Ministries to develop new intentional systems of discipleship to creatively engage and form relationships with people...

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What we believe.
A series that highlights some of the things that we,
as United Methodists, hold in common.
God at work before we know it: Prevenient grace - The...

When we consider the circumstances that led to us coming to faith in Jesus Christ, we begin to see the hand of God at work in our lives long before we were aware of the Spirit's presence. The Rev. Matt O'Reilly shares, "You never just wake up in...

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