SPRC/PPRC Training | Feb. 7 or 8, 6:30-8:30pm CST / 5:30-7:30pm MST
We invite the members of Pastor Parish Relationship committee to join the Dakotas Cabinet in a virtual Pastor Parish Relations Committee (S/PPRC) training event on the evenings of Monday February 7th or Tuesday, February 8th. The training will cover the appointment process, structure and purpose of the S/PPRC, helping and supporting your pastor effectiveness and more, plus a Q&A. Pastors and church offices, please ensure that your S/PPRC chair and committee members receive this information. Please register here.
BOM Candidacy Forum | February 15
Are you unsure of all the steps and what is next on your journey as a candidate for ministry? Here is your chance to ask questions and get answers! Join a Zoom call with Rev. Sara McManus, the registrar for the Dakotas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, on Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at 12pm MST / 1pm CST. Get the details here.
Men's retreat at Storm Mountain Center | Feb. 18-19, 2022
Men of the Dakotas! Join us for our annual men’s retreat as we study Play the Man by Mark Batterson. Using this 4-session DVD-based curriculum we will wrestle with how our culture lost its definition of manhood, leaving generations of men and men-to-be confused about their roles, responsibilities, relationships, and the reason God made them men. From there we will come to understand what it means to be a man of God as we study Batterson’s seven virtues of manhood. Check out the information here and join us for the retreat.
Financial Foundations | Feb. 21 webinar
Join the quarterly webinar at 7pm CST / 6pm MST. This quarter's topic is "Investigating your Balance Sheet." The balance sheet is often the most ignored financial statement. It's not nearly as exciting as a budget report or statement of profit and loss, but understanding your church's balance sheet can lead you to making some important decisions. Register here.
2022 Lenten Study | Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit
Our relationship with God, who loves us beyond all measure, is a journey. This Lent (March 2-April 17, 2022), the Bishop and Cabinet invite all Dakotas United Methodists to join an all-Conference Lenten book study. Reknowned author Henri Nouwen understood the spiritual life as a journey of faith and transformation that is deepened by accountability, community, and relationships. Spiritual Formation reveals Nouwen’s sage advice on how to live out the five classical stages of spiritual development. This Lent explore Nouwen’s unparalleled wisdom on how to move from the mind to the heart and live there in the center—the place where God dwells. More info here.
Best of Italy and the Oberammergau Passion Play | Departing on August 15, 2022
Join Bishop Laurie and Rev. Gary Haller along with others from the Dakotas and Iowa Annual Conferences for 12 days in Germany, Austria, and Italy. You'll explore Innsbruck, have the opportunity to see the Oberammergau Passion Play, and spend time in Venice, Florence, Assisi, and Rome. Pricing starts at $5946 from Bismarck, Fargo, ND, Rapid City, SD, or Sioux Falls, SD, departing on August 15, 2022.
Builders Club | Winter 2022 project
The Dakotas Methodist Foundation's Builders Club has announced their Winter 2022 project. Tolstoy UMC is in need of a new roof, as water is leaking into the Sunday School rooms. The congregation is doing all they can, and hope to make additional improvements to provide a base for their ministry outreach. See how you can help here.
Apply for an Elisha or Samuel Internship
The Elisha Project is an internship program for students who have completed at least one year of college, which allows the opportunity for students to explore, discern their call, and discuss with mentors and peers where God is leading them. The Samuel Project is a 10-week summer program for high school students, specifically seniors before or after their senior year, who already feel God's call to ministry. Apply by March 1, 2022 here.
Camp registration is OPEN | View camps here
Summer 2022 camp registration is open! Check the link above to see all the exciting camp offerings at Wesley Acres, Storm Mountain, and Lake Poinsett. Remember the Early Bird Discount? Register before April 30 and receive a discount of $5 off per night. Save even more by bringing a friend with you to camp. Click here for details, e-mail or call the camping office at 855-622-1973.
Rapid City First UMC | Contemporary Worship Leader
Rapid City First United Methodist Church is seeking applicants for the position of Contemporary Worship Leader. This part-time position is tasked with leading contemporary worship music in a way that is appealing, inviting, engaging and worshipful. We expect the discipleship, musicianship, professionalism and care of this person will continue to help our congregation and music team grow in spirit and in knowledge. See full job description and contact info here.
Large projector screen available
Steele/Tuttle United Methodist Church in North Dakota has a screen that is electric. The church replaced the large screen with a television. If any church is interested in the screen they can have it. Call 701-516-7407 for more details.