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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Tiffany Freeman
Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Freeman

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

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Required Training

posted on August 04

We are excited to be hosting Author, Karl Vaters, in the Southwest District.

Karl has been in pastoral ministry for 40 years. He is the teaching pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, a healthy small church in Orange County, California, where he has ministered for over 28 years with his wife, Shelley. They have three kids and two grandkids.

Karl produces resources for Helping Small Churches Thrive at His heart is to help pastors of small churches (up to 90 percent of us) find the resources to lead well, and to capitalize on the unique advantages that come with pastoring a small church – something virtually every pastor will spend at least some of their ministry years doing. 

He also believes that big and small churches can and should work together more often – to the benefit and blessing of everyone.

Friday, October 22, 2021 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday, October 23, 2021 9:00am-3:00pm (lite breakfast and lunch will be served)

This is a REQUIRED training for Clergy. 
Clergy are to bring 3 key leaders from each of their churches. 

Fairview Christian Church (Community Center) 
2320 Grand Ave. 
Carthage, MO 64836

Here is the link