Updates

Announcements

Pre-Charge Conference Gathering - Make-Up Session
The make-up session for those who missed the Pre-Charge Conference Gatherings in July will be held on August 23rd, at 6 pm, at the Conference Center.  Please RSVP to the District Office.

2017 Professional Interviews
Please click here to find your assigned date and time.  Professional Interview forms are now located on the People Dashboard.  Clergy: you should have received an email containing a link to your unique People Dashboard.  If you did not receive this link, please contact the District Office.  The People Dashboard can be accessed from the Central District's homepage, here.  Please plan to submit your paperwork online two weeks prior to your professional interview.

Reminder:  If you are unable to complete your form at one sitting, please place a letter, number or symbol in each box marked with an asterisk (*) in order to be able to save your work.  Failure to do so will result in loss of work.

2017 Fall Charge Conferences
Please click here to find your assigned date and location. Please contact the District Office if you have a conflict.

Charge Conference forms can be found on the Church Dashboards.

- If you need a refresher, you can find the Church Dashboard User's Guide on the Central  
   District Downloads page, here.  Please plan to submit your forms online two-weeks prior
   to your charge conference.
- The 2017 Central District Charge Conference Minutes template is available to download
   on the Central District Downloads page, here.

Iowa Annual Conference Job Openings
Please visit the Career Opportunities page, here, for details.

Bishop Laurie's Bible Land Exploration - January 9-18, 2018
Click here to read your invitation from Heecheon.

Save the Date!!!
Quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training in the Central District:
-  February 22nd at Des Moines, New Hope UMC
        OR
-  February 24th at Grinnell UMC
You are required to attend one of these two trainings.  Registration information will be available in the coming weeks. Questions? Contact the District Office.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Central District Laity Gatherings - August 22nd, 29th, & 31st
Click here for more information.

"Creating a Discipleship Pathway for Your Church" Seminar with Ken Willard
This seminar is being offered in several districts.  For more information on the specific sites, please click on the dates below:

October 1st - North Central District (scroll down to Page 13)
October 2nd - Northwest District

October 3rd - South Central District

Fall Order's Retreat - October 3-4, 2017
Registration is now open. Click here for more information.
Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Click here for the Fall 2017 schedule of opportunities.
Leadership and Spiritual Life at the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
The Center's Leadership and Spiritual Life programs offer opportunities for individuals, faith communities, pastors, professionals, and others who seek to enhance career goals, deepen spiritual lives, serve in various forms of ministry both within and outside of institutional structures.  For more information, visit their website or upcoming events page.
"We Are Called!" - 2017 United Methodist Women's Mission U
Ask anyone who's attended: it's a wonderful experience to spend a couple of days learning, singing, worshiping, and eating delicious food with United Methodist Women from around Iowa.  You are called!  Please answer!  Click here for more information.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

2017-2018 Thanksgiving Ingathering
Click here for more information about this year's Thanksgiving Ingathering.

Justice For Our Neighbors
Click here for JFON's August newsletter.
Classifieds
If you know someone who might be interested in music ministry, please direct them to our Classifieds page.
Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in serving the youth of central Iowa?  Check out the listings on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

Local Events

Conference Calendar
Please check out the many events listed on the Events Calendar on the Conference website. (You may filter the list by clicking on the various buttons at the top of the page.)