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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Erica Rogers
Administrative Assistant
Erica Rogers

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


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Know Before You Go: Pre-Conference Briefing and More

posted on May 13

PRE-CONFERENCE BRIEFING  Join us at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 27, via livestream for the Bishop’s Address as well as updates from other partner organizations. The event will be recorded. See more ...

Heartland District Lay Servant Advanced Course: Spiritual Gifts

posted on May 12

This course helps participants understand spiritual gifts and how the church can use them to fulfill its mission and ministry. Participants will also learn what it means to be a spiritual leader and ...

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Job Posting-Executive Assistant, Center for Congregational Excellence

posted on May 04

Executive Assistant, Center for Congregational Excellence 5/5/2021   EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT The Missouri Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Columbia, MO, USA Benefits Offered 401K, Dental,...

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COVID-19 Guidelines for In-Person Worship (May 1, 2021)

posted on April 30

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance that may allow reducing restrictions on gatherings particularly in outdoor spaces.  In the spirit of doing no harm, Bishop Farr...

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Phishing and Email Scams

posted on April 06

Tips on Spotting Phishing Emails and Scam Emails. I am sure some of you in the Missouri Conference have gotten fake emails before from someone. An example that comes to mind is some people getting ...

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Virtual Session Planned for MOAC21

posted on April 05

  Based on where we currently are in the vaccination rollout and in our efforts to do no harm, we have decided to hold this year’s annual conference session virtually with invitation-only in-person ...

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Share Your Pandemic Story

posted on March 25

Isolation, virtual schooling, missed milestones, loss of a loved one - All of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to hear your story. Using our "Stories of the Pandemic" portal, ...

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Annual Audit: Due June 1st

posted on March 03

All churches are required to complete an audit every year. The deadline to submit the audit to the district office is June 1. You can submit your audit to the district office by:   Snail Mail: ...

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NW Lay Servant Ministry Course, Lead in Conflict, Virtual

posted on March 02

Title of Class: Lay Servants Lead in Conflict Summary of Class: Every church deals with conflict, both healthy and unhealthy, and lay servants can be equipped and empowered to help lead through those...

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NextGen Summer Camp Counselor Positions Available

posted on February 18

NextGen Ministries is looking for 20 college-aged young adults to lead its 2021 traveling summer camping program. Camp counselors work within the NextGen Ministries Mobile Camps to help produce a ...

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Redistricting Proposal Details

posted on February 18

The Missouri Conference Mission Council has voted unanimously to recommend that the Missouri Conference reduce the number of districts from nine to five beginning July 1, 2022. A proposal will be ...

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Wellness Resources

posted on February 05

Wellness might feel like the latest buzzword, but now more than ever, it’s important for each of us to be intentional in how we’re maintaining our well-being. Wespath defines wellness as encompassing ...

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Pre-Recorded Sermons Available for Download

posted on January 28

In December, the Missouri Conference recorded four sermons by Rev. Nate Berneking, Rev. Dr. Kate Hanch, Rev. Hank Jenkins and Bishop Farr with plans to make them available for use in the local church....

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GUIDANCE for Returning to In-Person Worship

posted on January 26

Dear Southwest Pastors and Churches,  There have been many questions regarding returning to in-person worship.   The following has been issued from the Missouri Annual Conference.  Pastors, please be...

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Digital Church: Reaching an Online Mission Field

posted on January 07

How do we minister when we can’t meet in-person? Learn how to connect new people to Christ in this virtual workshop, a learning experience designed to inspire and educate on how to approach digital ...

Updated Safe Sanctuaries Policy

posted on September 24

The 2020 Pandemic has given cause to communicate with church members and youth through a digital church format. The Mission Council recently approved an addendum to the Conference’s Safe Sanctuaries ...

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Amplify Media

posted on June 17

Amplify Media is a streaming service allowing churches large and small unlimited video access in order to discover, customize, and share diverse resources that encourage deeper discipleship and equip ...

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Quick Guide for shooting video from phone or iPad

posted on March 24

Linked below (Click View File) you will find a Quick Guide for recording and posting video messages from your phone or tablet on your church's Facebook page. You can use Facebook to post daily prayers...

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HealthFlex's EAP

posted on March 18

SELF CARE FOR SPIRITUAL LEADERS "It’s normal to feel anxiety and stress in this season of exponential change. Taking care of yourself is essential when you care for others. The HealthFlex plan offered...

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New Mozambique Initiative Website

posted on February 10

The new Mozambique Initiative website launched today, and engaging with their work has never been easier. The new site features mobile donations, current MI project pages with goal tracking, a map of ...

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