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Alice Fowler
District Superintendent
Alice Fowler

Rebecca Courtney
Executive Assistant
Rebecca Courtney

Tiffany Freeman
Administrative Assistant
Tiffany Freeman

Ethan Owens
Administrative Assistant
Ethan Owens

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


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Responding to St. Louis-Area Flooding

posted on July 28

Missouri United Methodist Disaster Response is currently awaiting further instruction from state agencies as to how United Methodists will be asked to contribute in the “Recovery” phase related to the...

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Southwest District Lay Servant Training

posted on July 19

Saturday, September 24, 2022, beginning at 9:00 AM   Antioch United Methodist Church 3614 N State Highway H  [Google map] Springfield MO 65803-4717   There are two classes available:  Discovering ...

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Finance and Administration Reminders for Redistricting

posted on July 06

Don’t forget to update your records, including your insurance policy, with the new district as an additional insurer. This is a good time to double-check that the Missouri Annual Conference is listed,...

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Responding To Gun Violence

posted on May 25

At least 19 children and two teachers were fatally shot at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, the worst school shooting since Sandy Hook nearly 10 years ago. Often, we feel at a loss as to what ...

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New District Boundaries and District Office Locations Set

posted on February 17

At the annual conference session on Sunday, June 13, 2021, the Missouri Annual Conference voted to reduce the number of districts from nine to five, effective July 1, 2022. The history and process of ...

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Copyright-Related Resource

posted on September 21

Have you ever thought twice before ripping a video from YouTube or saving photos from Google Images to show in worship on Sunday? You might be surprised to know that those actions violate copyright ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Resources for the Local Church

posted on July 12

FAQs About COVID-19 Vaccines and the Local Church With outbreaks persisting and vaccines on the rise, several questions are coming up with respect to our churches and vaccines. The Missouri Conference...

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Emotional Health Small Group Resource

posted on July 12

What does the Bible have to say about feelings? Using the Pixar movie Inside Out as a guide, this resource explores what scripture has to say about the emotions personified in the film: joy, anger, ...

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RE: Flourishing in Ministry 2021-2022 Cohort Now Open

posted on July 07

Ministry is constantly challenging and changing.  Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry. Re allows reflection on our gifts, strengths and challenges in ministry. ...

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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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