Updates

Announcements

Praying Our Way Forward
Click here for information on Phase 3 of Praying Our Way Forward.

2018 Professional Interview Schedule
Professional interview forms are now available on your People Dashboard. If you are new to the Iowa Conference, please contact the District Office for your log-in details.  You can access the People Dashboard from the Central District's home page, here (scroll down the left column).

GENTLE REMINDER:  It is suggested that you begin completing your form by entering your identifying information, then something (letter, number, symbol) into each required space, then save your form before responding to each question.  This will enable you to return to your form before final submission.  You MUST enter something (letter, number, symbol)  into each required space before saving your work.  If you fail to do so, you will lose everything you have entered to that point.  

The fall professional interview schedule has been posted here, along with a note from your Superintendent.

2018 Charge Conference Schedule
The fall charge conference schedule has been posted here.  Charge conference forms are available on your Church Dashboard.  You can access the Church Dashboard from the Central District's home page, here (scroll down the left column).  Those forms requiring signatures can be downloaded from the Conference's "Forms" page - either click on the '2018 Charge Conference Forms" link in the right column or click here.

PLEASE NOTE:  The 2019 Form I has been completely revised.  Please read the 2019 Pastoral Support Guide or the instructions before completing.

Central District Clergy Day Apart - October 23rd, 10 am - 3 pm, at Wesley Woods Camp & Retreat Center
Save the date!  More details will be available in September.

Creating World Transforming Communities of Faith

Curious Church - October 9th-12th, in Des Moines
Where curious people engaged in faith formation go to connect, learn, worship, and discover.  Featured speakers include Brian McLaren, John Roberto, Mary Scifres, Bishop Laurie Haller, Bishop Cynthia Ferraro Harvey, and Bishop Tracey Smith Malone with a concert by Carrie Newcomer.  Check out the details and register, here.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Upcoming Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling Opportunities
Here is upcoming opportunity offered by the Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling:
Fall Day Apart Workshop

Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center Opportunities
Click here for information on upcoming classes and events.
Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection - September 26-28, 2018
Check out the details here.
Youth 2019 - National UM Youth Gathering
Click here for details on this event.

Directing Our Resources to Common Goals

2019 Matthew 25 Grant Applications
The grant applications are now available. Click here.  Please note the August 15th deadline to have the application submitted to the District Office.
Mission Moment
Please click here to read August's "Mission Moment".

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.)