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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Lauren Ferguson
Administrative Communication Coordinator
Lauren Ferguson

(417) 623-2382
2517 E 20th
Joplin, Missouri 64804-1037


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INCLUSIVE MINISTRY GRANTS OPEN FOR APPLICATION

posted on October 17

If you’re looking for financial support to start a new place with LGBTQIA+ persons as missional leaders or as the primary focus, a new grant source is now available. The goal is to support churches of...

Rural Missouri Initiative Conversation

posted on October 16

The Missouri Conference will host a Rural Missouri Initiative Conversation at Cassville UMC on Friday, November 15th from 9am-12pm. Coffee and refreshments will be provided. Sidney Owens will be ...

Ten Commandments of Church Law Webinar - Dec. 12

posted on October 16

Ten Commandments of Church Law WHEN: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM   Church + the Law primer on topics such as immigration issues, real estate, employment, tax/UBIT, ...

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Learn + Lead Webinar - Nov. 19

posted on October 10

How to Grow Into an Emotionally Healthy Church With the rising popularity of self-awareness tools like the Enneagram and StrengthFinders, emotional health is a hot topic. But what does it mean to be ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Theology on Tap

posted on October 01

In this series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Neosho United Methodist Church and their Theology on Tap ministry. This is held at Indian Springs Brewing Company on the Neosho Square the ...

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NextGen Summit - Nov. 9

posted on September 24

Do you serve in family ministry? Join NextGen Ministries in Springfield for a one-day conference that’s all about you! On Nov. 9, the NextGen Summit will be a time for staff and volunteers in family ...

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Exploration 2019

posted on September 05

Exploration 2019 creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to be in meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops as they discern whether God’s ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Jasper UMC's Back to School Bash

posted on August 27

In this series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Jasper United Methodist Church and the Back to School Bash they host annually. These questions are answered by Rev. Robert (Bob) Howard who...

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Southwest District Lay Servant Training

posted on August 22

FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, MONETT, MO 1600 N. CENTRAL AVE, MONETT, MO 65708 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM There are two classes available: Basic Lay Ministry  God calls you to a ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Neosho UMC's Blessing Box

posted on August 20

In our second series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Neosho United Methodist Church and the Blessing Box they provide, plus the support of the local Help Center and serving at Hope ...

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Southwest's Spotlight Ministries: Cassville UMC's Food Pantry

posted on August 19

In our first series of our Spotlight Ministries, we are featuring Cassville United Methodist Church and the Community Food Pantry they provide. These questions are answered by Janet Mills who is ...

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2019 Benefits Roadshow

This year, Director of Finance & Administration, Rev. Nate Berneking will review Conference-provided health insurance and discuss a few minor changes affecting full-time clergy.  Most importantly, he ...

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2020 Conference Apportionments for the SW District

The main way we support the ministries of the church is through our apportioned funds, a method of giving that proportionally allocates the churchwide budget to conferences and local churches. For ...

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Conference Priorities 2019

Please take a look at the 2019 Conference Priorities video below.  

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Exploration 2019

Exploration 2019 creates sacred space for young adults, ages 18-26, to be in meaningful fellowship, passionate worship, theological reflection, and practical workshops as they discern whether God’s ...

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Help Us In Welcoming Our New DS!

Help us in welcoming our new DS, Alice Fowler!  If the name “Rev. Alice Fowler” sounds familiar, it may be because she was the preacher for the Sunday morning worship service at Annual Conference ...

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Laity Sunday

What plans do you have for Laity Sunday?     Now is the time to start preparing your celebration of Laity Sunday.  I suggest the order of worship for Laity Sunday 2019 courtesy of Discipleship ...

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New Charge Conference Forms

Here’s the link on our website for the new charge conference forms: https://www.moumethodist.org/2019chargeconferenceforms   The PSF is still being worked on and we hope to have it ready soon!  

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