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Mary Rodgers-Weaver
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Rev Mary Rodgers-Weaver

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Tiffany Freeman
Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Freeman

Ethan Owens
Administrative Assistant
Ethan Owens

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2517 E 20th
Joplin, Missouri 64804-1037


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Free Resource: Faith and Race Podcast Curriculum

posted on April 11


Season three of the Faith and Race Podcast highlights the legacies of five of Missouri’s Historically Black United Methodist Churches. This companion curriculum guides both individuals and groups through discussing the topics and themes that arise in these oral histories. The season three curriculum features vocabulary glossaries, facilitation tips, guided listening questions and more. Download the FREE curriculum at the button below.

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About the Faith and Race Podcast

The Faith and Race Podcast is designed to help faithful people host conversations about race, faith and the Church. Every episode has a specific focus to help listeners intentionally think about the intersection of history, institutions, scripture, prayer, race and justice. The audio recordings bring diverse insights and experiences into churches, homes and hearts across Missouri and beyond.

“The Saints Before Us” is the theme and focus of season three of the Faith and Race Podcast. It draws on both Hebrews 11, and its description of the cloud of witnesses, and Ephesians 4 with its directive to equip saints for the work of ministry. The phrase “saints before us” invites listeners to consider the duality of its meaning: In that, the new season of the podcast focuses on Missouri’s Black United Methodist Churches and highlights both the work of the saints that came before us and offers an invitation to the saints currently before us to carry that legacy.