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This Week @ Dakotas | June 28

By: Dakotas Conference Communications

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Mission u | Register by June 30
Mission u, described by many as one of the most impactful spiritual and mission growth experiences, is welcoming participants back to in-person events this July—but with some new twists!

  • Southern Site Mission u, held on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, will be Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17;
  • Northern Site Mission u, held at the University of Jamestown, in Jamestown, ND, will be Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23.
  • There will also be a virtual option August 11-13 for those not yet ready or unable to attend in-person.
    Get the details here

Social Media day |  June 30
United Methodist Communications will celebrate Social Media Day on Thursday, June 30, 2022, highlighting the many resources the agency provides to help churches maximize their social media potential. Over the past few years, churches have adopted new ways of connecting through social media. John Haney – Senior Training and Development Specialist – will host a special live learning session on Facebook Groups at 12 pm CT at Code

Young Adults | Join us
    Hey Young Adults! Use this QR code to share your information with the Young Adults and Campus Ministries Committee! This group is compiling the Dakotas’ young adults and campus-aged folks onto one list of contact information—we want to contact you for upcoming events, ministry and fellowship opportunities, and more!

Conference Office Closed | July 4
    The Dakotas Conference Office will be closed in observance of Independence Day on Monday, July 4, 2022. Please enjoy your celebrations with friends or family. Here are 5 creative ways your church can celebrate Independence Day.  


Breakthrough Ministry Grant | Apply by July 31
Breakthrough Ministry Grants are offered to churches and related organizations from the Dakotas Methodist Foundation and Dakotas Conference of the United Methodist Church. Grants will be awarded quarterly as seed money to launch new ministries or expand an existing ministry. Learn more about Breakthrough Ministry Grants here.

Clergy Group Opportunity | Begins August 5
    Clergy, if you feel pressure to meet everyone’s needs and are emotionally drained, take this time for your own health. For 12 weeks, join this small group led by a licensed mental health counselor and gain tools to end codependence. You will meet virtually every Thursday, from noon to 1pm CDT. More details here. or register here.

Foundations of Faith community Nursing course | Begins Sept. 9
     Foundations of Faith Community Nursing course, a collaboration with Augustana University, Sanford and Avera Faith Community Nursing Centers,  is open to persons of all denominations. This is an opportunity to help nurses and congregations who are interested in working or volunteering in this way.  See this flyer and get the details and registration info.

Boundless_Leadership_Institute_2022Leadership Institute | Sept. 28-30
    Join us in-person or online for the Leadership Institute, a conference designed to equip, encourage, and inspire ministry leaders like you from all over the country and around the globe. You’ll experience: meaningful worship, eight powerful keynote speakers, time for prayer, reflection, networking, team building, and more. Add the Pre-Institute option to your in-person Leadership Institute experience and choose from over 40 breakout sessions focused on specific ministry topics with practical ideas you can take back and adapt to your context regardless of your church’s size. Get the details at

Jurisdictional Conference Scheduled | Nov. 2-5, 2022
    In response to Judicial Council decision 1445, the Council of Bishops (COB) has formally set the dates for regular sessions of the Jurisdictional Conferences of The United Methodist Church (UMC) to be convened November 2-5, 2022.  Each jurisdiction will determine how many bishops will be elected in their areas. See the full press release here.


AC 2022 highlights | Access resources
The twenty-ninth session of the Dakotas Annual Conference was held June 9-11, 2022, at the Bismarck Event Center in Bismarck, North Dakota. It was an in-person event after two years of virtual and hybrid annual conferences. More than 475 United Methodists from North and South Dakota experienced inspiring worship, meaningful learning, and conducting business. Check out the highlights with links to videos, photos, the live stream recordings, printed materials, a bullen insert and newsletter article.

Clergy Well-being Grant | Apply now
    The Dakotas-Minnesota Area offers this new grant of up to $1,500 to support clergy well-being. Examples of what this grant can be used for include a health coach, spiritual director, gym membership, creative arts experience, retreat, hiking boots, and more. Apply now here.


Technology Coordinator | Downtown Mitchell First UMC
Downtown First United Methodist Church has an opportunity for you! In this part-time role, the Head Technology Coordinator will oversee the technology for worship, presentations, livestream, and radio broadcasts. You must be available for Sunday morning services and other services as needed (funerals, weddings etc.). Salary will depend on your skills, but we are willing to train the right individual. For more information and to download the application, click here.

Inbound Marketing Content Associate Specialist | GCFA
    The General Council on Finance and Administration of The United Methodist Church is currently recruiting for the position of Inbound Marketing and Content Specialist. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Click here to view the posting.

Senior Helpdesk Specialist | GCFA
    GCFA is presently seeking candidates for an addition to the Information Technology Services team in the position of Sr. Helpdesk Specialist. Responsible second level support for all standard software and hardware. May also be called upon to deliver technical training and support needs for customers with telephone help desk activities, as well as go onsite as needed or requested to provide training or support assistance to clients.  Click here to view the posting.

Ministry Assistant | Celebration UMC, Brandon, SD
    Celebration UMC is seeking a Christian, competent, energetic, motivated and personable Ministry Assistant to join our dynamic team oin Brandon, South Dakota. This part-time person will work directly with the pastoral team, Monday-Thursday, to provide personalized administrative and ministry support in a well-organized and timely manner. For a full job description and contact information, please click here, call Pastor Addy at 605-630-4809, or e-mail Pastor Addy Kenkel.


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