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.

The fall professional interview schedule has been posted here.  

2018 Charge Conference Schedule
The fall charge conference schedule has been posted here.  Charge conference forms should be available after August 1st.
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.  Check out the details and register, here.

Equipping Ourselves and Others as Transformational Leaders

Upcoming Office of Pastoral Care and Counseling Opportunities
Here are two upcoming opportunities 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
Registration is now open.  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 July's "Mission Moment".
Send a South Sudanese Child to Camp
Perhaps your church is already sending your local children/tweens to camp and you still have funds remaining or your church is looking for ways to support children?  Financial assistance is needed to send 15 Mabaan children to Wesley Woods in July.  Checks may be made payable to "Iowa Conference UM Camps" with "Mabaan" on the subject line.  Checks may be sent to the Iowa UM Conference Center, Attn: Camp Registrar, 2301 Rittenhouse St., Des Moines, IA 50321.  Please consider this opportunity to make a difference in a child's life!
Classifieds
Check them out, here.

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.)