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2022 Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Handbook
2022 Staff/Pastor-Parish Relations Committee Handbook, 8th edition, 2016 Book of Discipline (40 pp PDF). In a printable format.

365 Day Bible Reading Plan
Download that provides a Reading Plan for persons to read through the Bible in a year.

365-Day Bible Reading Plan
Download that has a 52-week, 365-day Reading Plan to read through the Bible.

Alternate Sexual Ethics Training
Instruction sheet for alternate Sexual Ethics Training for 2021-24 quadrennium.

Boundaries Awareness - Handout
Handout for Sexual Ethics Training on Jan. 13-15, 2022 (PDF)

Church Cleaning Tips
Bob Powless, a retired pharmacist and member of Flora First UMC, offers some guidance on how to clean churches during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Passionate Worship Booklet
Booklet prepared by Rev. Taylor Burton Edwards, 2010 Annual Conference speaker

Understanding Pastoral Changes
The United Methodist system of itinerant ministry is rooted in John Wesley’s vision of spreading scriptural holiness across the land and utilizing both clergy and laity in the fulfillment of this mission. Itinerant ministry in the earliest days required pastors to travel continually on horseback around defined circuits, and then after a year or two be assigned to a different circuit.

We Need to Pray About Our Future
f you are wondering about your future as a congregation, you are not alone. In these changing times, many congregations wonder because of financial struggle. Many wonder because of shrinking membership. Some wonder because they are beginning to notice decline in their capacity for mission and ministry. Some wonder because members are aging, or because there are no children. Some wonder because they are wandering in a wilderness and have lost sight of where God is calling them to go. This booklet...

Whose Church Is It Anyway?: Trust Clause
The Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference is, like every other annual conference in The United Methodist Church, a legal entity. It owns certain properties which are used for annual conference mission and ministry (offices, staff parsonages, and camps, for example). It does not, however, own local churches.